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TFA Haunting Halloween Bash: The Dresser Mansion

Friday, Oct 28, 2022
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TFA Haunting Halloween Bash: The Dresser Mansion

Join Us For a Frightful Fundraiser benefitting Tulsa Foundation for Architecture!

 $135 | $101.25 | 7:30 – 11:00 PM | Friday, October 28th

Carl and Pauline Dresser’s Italian Renaissance Mansion located at 235 W. 18th St. was designed by New York architect Albert Joseph Bodker and built in 1919. Pauline Dresser had an eye for elegant things and hired a professional decorator to beautify the home’s interior. Her stylish home soon became the toast of Tulsa. The nearly 10,000 square foot mansion has many of the original features still intact, which earned The Dresser a spot on the National Register of Historic places in 2001. Once the scene of some of Tulsa’s most elegant and lavish parties, the mansion boasts five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, wood- beam ceilings, hardwood floors, six fireplaces, and a number of other distinctive features.

Join us in support of Tulsa Foundation for Architecture on Friday, October 28th, to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve in this 100+ year old historic mansion dripping with mystery and intrigue. For one night only, the mansion will come alive with a frightful celebration of the macabre.

Come adorned in your favorite costume and enjoy:

  • A unique and hauntingly festive environment,
  • Hors d’ oeuvres & libations (two drink tickets included with ticket, full cash bar also available)
  • Complementary tarot readings,
  • Interactive performance – chat with mansion staff from years gone by to learn more about the history of this incredible property,
  • Photo booth,
  • Live music by Luna Voo Doo with Charlie Redd,
  • Dancing,
  • Hidden objects tied to the history of the home that can be exchanged for original pieces of jewelry handcrafted by Dillion Rose (, &
  • Other festive surprises!

Ticket capacity is limited to 225 and this event will sell out fast!

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for this event are $135 for not yet members and $101.50 (25% discount) for members.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Tax deductible sponsorship opportunities are available for this event and start at $500. Please contact TFA’s Executive Director, Dr. Amber Litwack, at for more information about sponsorship benefits.

ABOUT TULSA FOUNDATION FOR ARCHITECTURE: Your ticket purchase benefits Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to champion the art of good design and to celebrate Oklahoma’s architectural heritage through education, advocacy, and archives. Every ticket/membership you purchase and every contribution you make supports the impact that Tulsa Foundation for Architecture has on the Tulsa community. Thank you for your support! 

ON EVENT DAY: Come adorned in a costume of your choice – the more haunting, the better! Doors Open at 7:30 pm.


The Dresser Mansion

235 W. 18th St.

Tulsa, Ok 74119

PARKING: Complementary Valet Parking will be provided for all guests.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please email us at: We’re always happy to help!