March 2017 
L'Hesperian Monthly

Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion
March Newsletter

It's that time of the year again; we are open for tours! January through February, the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion closes for the winter in order to prepare the mansion for this season of historical tours and fabulous events.
Our wonderful staff members Kevin and Andrew have been working diligently to ensure that this year is even better than last year. 
All of us are very excited about this coming season! 

We won and award! 

WeddingWire has chosen the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion as a winner of the Couples Choice Award 2017! We could not be happier to win this award; thank you to the couples who made it possible.
We are one of the top 5% of venues in the Nation to win such an award. Needless to say, we are very very proud.

Wedding Bells are Ringing 

As the Holidays are now over, we have been swamped with emails and phone calls about our beautiful garden and Carriage House venue space. 
We had a really great year for events in 2016, coming in at 32 total events. Considering we have a small staff and venue, that number is extraordinary! Thank you to everyone who made it possible! Moving into 2017, we are projecting to have even more rental events as well as events hosted by the Chatillon-DeMenil House Foundation. 
If you would like to book an event here, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free venue tour! 
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We have a new staff member! 

We want to welcome Curtis Galloway, our new Sales and Marking Manager here at the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion! Curtis joined us in late summer of 2016 and has been working hard for us ever since. As a graduate of Monmouth College in Illinois with a degree in communication, Curtis says he is determined to use his skills in journalism and marketing to help the Chatillon-DeMenil a hotspot for tourists and weddings. 
Welcome Curtis! 

It only costs a Buck(ner)

The biggest task at the mansion has been the remodeling and redesigning of the gift shop in the basement. Various board members have pitched in to help in this process, but the real hero behind the work is board member Ward Buckner. 

Ward has worked tireless hours to make sure that we met every deadline and solved every problem that arose while remodeling an almost 160-year-old basement. 
With less than a month until reopening, Ward continues to spend his days at the mansion prepping for our new gift shop. And it wouldn't be a gift shop if it didn't sell gifts! That's why Ward, along with board member Kina Shapleigh, have been stocking the shop. Keep up the great work you two! 

If you have any ideas for what gifts we should carry, please contact us! 

Music is in the air

Some of you may remember when we hosted acclaimed cellist, Tessa Seymour, a few months ago. 
Well, she is coming back to the DeMenil! After touring through Europe, Tessa wants to visit some of her favorite venues in the U.S. and we are one of them! 
Keep your eyes open for a date and ticket sales! We are estimating early April! 

Become a supporting member today! 

The Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion could not do what we do if it wasn't for our gracious donors. As a non-profit, we rely on our donors and our rentals to keep the doors open and continue to educate our visitors on the vast history within our walls and of St. Louis. 
Please, consider becoming a member. Each member receives a discount in our gift shop, free historical tours of the mansion, and is invited to our annual Members Holiday Party each year. Along with that, donations are tax deductible! 

Want to Volunteer?

We also owe great thanks to our volunteers here at the mansion. Without our volunteers, we would struggle to keep our events running smoothly. 
We are always looking for volunteers to help around the mansion or help run events. With a small staff and a large amount of events held here, we need your help. Sign up today! 


Along with volunteers, we are always in need of historical reenactors! If you or someone you know does historical reenactments, please contact us, as we would love to work with you! 
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