Day Trips & Special Events
Prices for Day Trips and Special Events include all admissions and bus fare, where applicable.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Only $89 for members, $104 for nonmembers.
Bus departs from Lourdes University parking lot M at
8 a.m. and returns by 6:30 p.m.
The early auto industry produced substantial
fortunes for John F. Dodge, co-founder of
Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company and Edsel
Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.
Their wealth was used in part to construct two
of America’s finest residences and country estates: Meadow
Brook Hall and the Ford House.
Enjoy a guided tour of Meadow Brook Hall which represents
one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture
in America. It is especially renowned for its superb
craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale of
88,000 square feet. Inspired by the country manor homes in
England, Meadow Brook Hall was built between 1926 and
1929 at a cost of nearly $4 million. Lunch at the estate is
Explore the Ford House with a guide and hear the story of
the home life of a prominent American family. The Fords
were cultural, social and economic leaders in an era of great
optimism, as well as a turbulent time of economic depression
and world war. Designed to resemble a cluster of Cotswold
village cottages, the house features stone roofs, vine-covered
walls and lead-paned windows. Strolling through the
thoughtfully decorated halls, visitors come face-to-face with
a stunningly diverse collection of art, antiques and furniture.
The Ford House grounds are a work of art in their own right
with meticulously planned meadow, rockwork and water
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Only $94 for members, $109 for nonmembers. Bus departs from Lourdes University parking lot M at 7:30 a.m. and returns by 6 p.m.
Set on a tropical island during WWII, South Pacific tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened
by the realities of war and their own prejudices.
Considered by many to be the finest musical ever
written, the score includes unforgettable classic songs by
Rodgers & Hammerstein.
La Comedia Dinner Theatre has been offering Broadway style
shows since 1975. For each production, talent is cast
from auditions in New York City as well as in the Dayton
area, ensuring that the performers in our productions are the
absolute best available. We will enjoy a sumptuous lunch with
signature salads, chef-carved meats, deep fried Norwegian
Cod, a variety of pastas and fresh vegetables, fresh baked
breads, some dishes to represent the “flavor” of the current
production, and sweet potato soufflé.
See the Life Long Learning Brochure for complete details