Salisbury House presents Night at the Museum: One-Night Only Exclusive Collections Exhibit & Reception

DES MOINES, IA (July 2017) – Salisbury House Foundation is pleased to present Night at the Museum, an exclusive collections exhibit and reception that will be held on August 24 from 5:30-8:00 pm.

Travel the world without leaving Des Moines! For one night only, marvel at rarely-seen treasures from around the world from the Salisbury House permanent collection. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a self-guided tour of Salisbury House that includes access to the mysterious underground tunnel, the Indian Room, and the historic Library.

Exclusive artifacts on exhibit will include:

  • The famous Shrunken Heads from Jivaro tribe of South America
  • Medieval manuscripts
  • Antique European firearms and swords
  • Native American artifacts
  • Buddhist statuary from Tibet

This event is for ages 21+. Tickets are $50; cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live music, and self-guided tours of Salisbury House included.

Tickets can be purchased on Salisbury House Foundation’s website at or by calling 515-274-1777.

All tickets are will call.

Proceeds from Night at the Museum benefit Salisbury House Foundation to preserve Salisbury House and its collections.

Salisbury House & Gardens is a private, non-profit organization governed by the Salisbury House Foundation. Located in the Salisbury Oaks Neighborhood in the heart Des Moines, Salisbury House & Gardens is a historic house museum that is open to the public and welcomes thousands of guests each year for its cultural, historical, educational and social events. Completed in 1928, Carl and Edith Weeks modeled their country estate after the King’s House in Salisbury, England. The 42-room English manor house is filled with valuable collections from the Weeks family estate, including paintings, sculpture, textiles, rare books and documents, and decorative arts.