Indiana Art History at Haan Mansion Museum
The Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art in Lafayette is actually three museums in one.
The grand mansion originally served as the State of Connecticut building at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. It was designed to be moved after the fair, and after relocating to Lafayette, the house became the permanent residence for Mr. and Mrs. William Potter.
Today, the architecturally stunning building has three types of historical art on display: paintings from famous Indiana artists, including T.C. Steele and George Winter; American Renaissance revival furniture crafted from 1860 to 1890; and a ceramics collection with pieces dating back to the early 1800s.
Visitors can also stroll along a nature trail and see 30 species of native Indiana trees. An outdoor sculpture garden opened in late summer.
The Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art offers 90-minute tours for $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-17 if tickets are bought in advance. Walk-up visitors are welcome for an additional $2. For more information on tour times, directions and how to buy tickets, please visit haanmuseum.org or call 765-742-6449.