Holiday Home Tour – December 2 – 4, 2016

20th Annual Holiday Home Tour  – December 2 – 4

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The Holiday Home Tour is a favorite annual tradition, and it’s just around the corner! This year’s HHT on December 2 – 4 will feature old and new! Participants will tour three unique properties.

The Kinzer Cabin built in 1827 is Clay Township’s oldest structure. John Kinzer built the unique two-story log cabin for his wife and children in a dense woods on a hill above a flowing spring.

The Scott Jones Estate on West 116th Street was originally built in 1939 and then extensively expanded in the late 1990′s. In addition to this home’s classic architecture, it is uniquely decorated with some amazing pieces

White Chapel Church was built in 1853 after the Mattsville area Methodists outgrew the first Blue School, aka the Farley Schoolhouse. Construction was completed through donated labor and materials.  The only cost to the church was $14. White Chapel is Clay Townships only pioneer church still standing.


  • Friday, December 2nd – 5 and 7:30pm. $50 (evening tours include appetizers)
  • Saturday, December 3rd – tours on the hour 9am to 3pm. $30
  • Sunday, December 4th – 12pm. $30


We are pre-selling tickets to members only from now until October 5th. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on October 6th.

For more information and to purchase tickets, members are invited to call the archives at (317) 846-7117.

Learn the history, appreciate the antiques, notice the architectural details, get ideas for your own holiday décor…and contribute to a great cause!


Volunteers for the 2016 Holiday Home Tour Committee are needed!  Contact us at to see how you can get involved!