Released October 26, 2016

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site to host ‘An Evening with Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes’


Contact: Anne Fairchild, 812.273.4531, [email protected]

MADISON, Ind. – Join actor David McDaniel as he portrays the greatest fictional detective to ever come from the British Isles: Sherlock Holmes. A 1940s’ style radio hour will take place in the double parlors of the historic Lanier Mansion in downtown Madison, Ind. Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The program begins at 7 p.m.

“This year we have had a slightly different focus because of Indiana’s bicentennial,” said Gerry Reilly, Lanier Mansion State Historic Site manager. “This talk is the final program for the 2016 Bicentennial Humanities at the Lanier Mansion series. Being that Arthur Conan Doyle created one of the most recognized characters in Victorian literature, having a radio program complete with sound effects and local Madison ads will be a fun way to explore Victorian culture in the double parlors.”

Doyle created the Holmes characters for a magazine in 1886 and published stories about Holmes through 1927. His work has influenced an entire body of literature.

Selected books by Arthur Conan Doyle will be available for purchase before and after the event from Village Lights Bookstore.

Admission is $5 per person at the door. Space is limited. To purchase tickets in advance, please call 812.273.4531 or email Anne Fairchild, program developer at [email protected].

This program has been made possible through a matching grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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 Lanier Mansion State Historic Site is located in downtown Madison, Indiana, along the Ohio River. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, the Lanier Mansion sits on 9 acres and boasts a heroic story and superb architecture. The 1844 Greek Revival home belonged to James F.D. Lanier, a wealthy banker who helped finance Indiana’s part in the Civil War. For more information, call 812.265.3526 or visit