|HIGHLIGHT CITY: Evansville, IN |
FEATURES: Reitz Home - Return to the days of Victorian elegance and grandeur by touring the historic Home Museum. Described as one of the country's finest examples of French Second Empire architecture, featuring period furniture, silk damask-covered walls, hand-painted ceilings, delicately molded plaster friezes, French gilt chandeliers and intricately patterned wood parquet floors. • The Reitz Carriage House - This historic carriage house will be our lunch spot. Remodeled in the early 1900s. The front portion of the Carriage House held the numerous carriages owned by the family. The rear portion was the stable, where seven horses had stalls. The stalls contained a puncheon floor (cedar wood), which was comfortable for the horses and easy to clean. One of the double stalls still shows the restored puncheon floor. Francis Joseph owned two automobiles, and, when the family no longer used the carriages and horses, the automobiles were stored in the carriage room and the family referred to it as the garage. Enjoy a lunch buffet in this historic setting. • The Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science - A permanent collection of more than 30,000 objects, including fine and decorative art, as well as historic, anthropological, and natural history artifacts. Over twenty temporary, regional and international exhibitions are displayed in four galleries.