Coffeyville Turns 150 with a Gala Celebration at the Brown Mansion

Coffeyville Turns 150 with a Gala Celebration at the Brown Mansion Main Photo

24 Sep 2019


Coffeyville, which is located in the Southeast corner of Kansas in Montgomery County, was founded in 1869 as an Indian trading post by Col. James A. Coffey. Coffeyville is one of the largest cities in Montgomery County located along the Verdigris River. Founded in 1869, Coffeyville is turning 150 this September. The town has decided to celebrate with a gala held at the historic Brown Mansion and everyone is invited!

The town will be hosting the Gala at the Brown Mansion on Saturday, September 28th. The dress code is ‘come as you would like, casual or dressed up. Tickets for this event are $25.00 per person. You can purchase these tickets on our website, at the chamber of commerce, or at the door. The ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres for the guests as well as signature drinks which can be purchased during the event. The evening begins at 6:30 pm with cocktails. At 7:00 pm hors d'oeuvres will be presented on the harvest grazing table. The band will be playing from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm when the event concludes.

“We want people who attend this event to experience a grand time and feel a little nostalgic in the current time and overall have a great evening celebrating the town of Coffeyville’s anniversary.” – Nancy Garton Gala Chairperson.

The event will be held outside the historic Brown Mansion on its grounds. It will be on the veranda and tents set up will adorn with white twinkle lights to brighten the night. There will also be a live band, BMW from Kansas City that is set to play for the evening where residents can dance the night away on the moonlit dance floor.Valet parking is also available to those who attend the event.

Although the Brown Mansion hasn’t been around as long as the city of Coffeyville itself, it was decidedly the perfect place to host this event in honor of the city’s 150th anniversary. The Brown Mansion has a significant history in Coffeyville, making it the obvious choice to host the town’s anniversary celebration.

The mansion was built by W.P. Brown, a businessman who moved from Ohio in 1890. Built in 1904, the Brown Mansion was way ahead of its time with cutting edge features including an alarm system, an elevator, and a walk-in icebox. The mansion has three stories complete with 16 rooms. The exquisite mansion has a living room, parlor, music room, library, conservatory, dining room, three full baths, a billiard room, kitchen, maid’s quarters, and five bedrooms. The basement of the Brown mansion includes a historic butler’s quarters, bathroom, laundry area, and a wine cellar. Brown was known to grow grapes and make his own wine. There is also a single-lane bowling alley located in the basement and the entire third floor is an elaborate ballroom.

“We want people who have not been to the Brown Mansion before to come and experience this unique part of our town’s history.” - Nancy Garton Gala Chairperson.

To order your tickets for this event please go to the chamber of commerce website.

We look forward to celebrating 150 great years of Coffeyville tradition with all of you soon!