Day At The Dole | Where Art Meets History

Step back in time to explore the Dole Mansion and its colorful history. The mansion was built during the Civil War and was purchased in the 1920s by Mrs. Lou Ringling, widow of the circus family’s eldest brother. Today it is Lakeside Arts Park and features art galleries and performing arts to delight visitors. Spend a day at the Dole to experience its history, art, and music.

Sunday, October 21st from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Online ticket sales will end at Noon on October 13th

General Admission: $45.00

  • Presentation on Civil War Era History
  • Tour of the Dole Mansion
  • Seasonal Lunch in our Sage Gallery
  • Performance by Phil Ciancio ‘the Listening Room’

Group Tickets: For groups of 9 people or more, please contact Betty Swanson, Event & Program Coordinator, at or at 815.455.8000.

For individual tickets and small groups (max 8) continue below and to buy your tickets online.

Register Today





Martini Monday Painting Class

November 12th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for a new glass painting class for adults (21+). This event is great for date night, girl’s night out, or a casual weeknight with friends. Choose from 2 suggested designs, add your own creativity, and at the end of the night, you’ll take home your masterpiece! All supplies will be provided. Cash bar and lite fare available. Pre-registration is required.

Class Fee:
$35.00 per participant 21 and older (includes one glass & signature drink)
Additional glasses available for $5.00 that night

Register Today



For more information please contact Betty Kay Swanson, Event & Program Manager at or Alana Sattler, Events & Program Assistant at 815-455-8000 or