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Susan Lawrence Dana 157th Birthday Dinner

October 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the life of one of Springfield’s leading ladies of the early 20th century at a gala dinner honoring Susan Lawrence Dana on her 157th birthday. Best known for building the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Springfield, Mrs. Dana was also involved with many social and political movements. Maldaner’s Restaurant was Mrs. Dana’s go-to establishment for catering her many opulent parties and receptions. Music by the Virgil Rhodes Trio, a reading of Mrs. Dana’s letters by Linda Schneider and rooftop garden tours during cocktails.

Admission is $125 per person, which includes gourmet dinner with wine and beer (cash bar cocktails).

Event sponsors: Town & Country Bank, Dr. Victoria Davis, and Michael and Linda Dunbar.

Proceeds to support school transportation grants to visit the Dana-Thomas House.

The Dana-Thomas House Foundation was incorporated in 1983, and exists to preserve and protect the Dana-Thomas House and to promote citizen awareness of the architectural significance of Frank Lloyd Wright.


Dana-Thomas House Foundation


Maldaner’s Restaurant
223 S. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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(217) 522-4313
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