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MUSEUM WEEK EVENTS

‘Behind the Ropes’ Full House Tours
Tue, 6/12/18 – Fri, 6/15/18  •  Tours begin at 10:30am, 12:00pm and 1:30pm  •  $5.00 per person
Join us for extended tours of the Hauberg mansion at a special “Museum Week” price! You will visit all four floors of the mansion and see parts of the home that are normally restricted to visitors, while learning fascinating details about the architecture, artwork and history of the estate. Admission is $5.00 at the door, or you may call 563-265-2753 to reserve your spot in advance.

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ABOUT THE HAUBERG CENTER

Address: 1300 24th Street, Rock Island, IL.

Phone: 309-732-7666

Grounds are open during daylight hours.  The home can only be entered when a reservation is made for a tour.

Hours, Tours & Admission: Docent-lead Tours of the Hauberg Mansion are available and last 45 minutes. The cost is Adults $10.00; Children 12 and under free; School Groups free; Group tours (10 people) require a reservation. Members of Friends of Hauberg Civic Center Foundation receive a free tour with an annual membership. Please be sure to show the docent your membership card. Cash or checks are accepted for payment. To schedule a tour, please call 563-265-2753 or e-mail tours@haubergcenter.org

The Hauberg Civic Center - The Hauberg family called this the Great House, but today it is known as Hauberg Civic Center. It was given to the City of Rock Island in 1956 by the children of the Haubergs. Little had changed from the time it was first occupied in 1911. The Hauberg descendants even left many family furnishings for local citizens to enjoy.

It is most fitting that the home designed for a lumber baron's daughter features many different varieties of wood trim, including mahogany, oak, walnut and birch. The several fireplace mantels are works of art in themselves. Iridescent glass tiles depict a tulip garden in one, while Rookwood tiles with a tulip motif are used in the master bedroom. The living room features an Aeolian pipe organ that can direct sound throughout the house. It's not an ordinary pipe organ, either, it will play automatically!

The 7 acre wooded landscape, currently undergoing restoration, is a masterpiece of Jens Jensen's philosophy of woodland design. Created from a once featureless hillside, it has meadows, a fire circle, and a stream with an arched bridge. All is accessed by a winding brick driveway (no motorized vehicles permitted). There is even a terraced garden that once provided a variety of fruits for the family and neighbors.

The large garage/stable building is largely intact, complete with an apartment on the second story. It appears to have been inspired by the German "Haubarg" style of farm building and perhaps was designed by architect Spencer as a sly reference to honor the Hauberg name. He had traveled extensively in Europe and was a scholar of European styles.

Friends of Hauberg Civic Center is a non-profit group that was created in 2016 to restore this historic home and promote its use for both civic and private activities. Tours are also available!  Proceeds from tours and private events go towards restoration efforts.

 

scheduleMondayClosed
Tuesday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SundayClosed
location_on1300 24th Street, Rock Island
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descriptionAbout Hauberg Center
The historic Hauberg Center in Rock Island is now open for regular guided tours. Located at 1300 24th Street, this unique historic home was built in 1909 in the popular Prairie School style. The gardens were designed by famous landscape architect Jens Jensen and are open all year. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designed by Chicago architect, Robert C. Spencer, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright. Learn more about the history of the home, the architecture, and the Weyerhauser family that lived there on a 45-minute guided tour. Tours: Tuesday & Thursday 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the start of the hour. Admission is $10 per person, 12 and under are free. For groups of 10 or more, please make a reservation. 563-265-2753, www.haubergcenter.org

Ideal for social event rentals such as weddings, receptions, business meetings, retreats, showers, graduation and birthday parties as well as other celebrations, the Hauberg Estate is available year-round for your next event. Known as the “Tulip Mansion,” the Center was home to Susanne and John Hauberg from 1911 to 1955, and the children donated the house to the City in 1956.