Thomas Duncan Hall, Inc.

Special Christmas Event


Pictures from a Dickens of a Christmas 2007

December 1.

  “Revisiting Christmas Days Past” at Duncan Hall

Several Lafayette interior designers will be volunteering their time and their skills to make Duncan Hall at 619 Ferry St. an even more beautiful place to visit or hold an event this holiday season. In harmony with the hall’s elegant, historic ambiance, these artists will design within the theme “Revisiting Christmas Days Past.”

The new look will be revealed for the first time during the Downtown Lafayette’s Dickens of a Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 1 from 10 AM to 6 PM.

The public will be invited to vote for their favorite design. The winning designer will have have chosen a not-for-profit organization which may then use Duncan Hall for a fundraising or other event. The hall will be open for tours and voting Mondays and Thursdays, 4 to 6 pm, December 3 through 28.

The designers include:

Stephen Clawson (423-5302) of Roth’s Flowers in the Thomas Duncan Room. His organization is The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.

Anne Brooks and Madonna Compton of Butternut Hill (429-5067) in the Shambaugh Room. Their organization is The Lafayette Crisis Center.

Bertie Buchanan and Barbara Lauer of Buchanan Designs (742-7400) in t he Foyer and landing. Their organization is The American Heart Association.

Jan Wright and Jayne McCliment of 1st Class Clutter and Sweet Lily Designs (429-5758 The Victorian Tea Room. Their organization is The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Vanessa PeGan of Mainstreet Mercantile (742-8667) on the stage in the Grand Ballroom . Her organization is The Salvation Army

On December 1, from 3 to 5PM, children are welcome to come visit Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Photos will be available from Anne Brisco of Anne’s Photographs.

Beautiful music will be provided throughout that day by pianists: Cheryl Kaldahl, (10 AM to 12 PM), Lisa Drake (1 PM to 3PM) and Yen Lee Loh (from 3PM to 5 PM).

Kathy’s Homemade Kandies and McCord’s Candies will be donating special treats for the occasion. Hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will also be available. To tour Duncan Hall on another day or to schedule an event call (765) 742-4788 or go to