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Reddick Mansion will present a scavenger hunt

OTTAWA — The Reddick Mansion will present its inaugural “Architectural and Historical Scavenger Hunt of Ottawa” on Saturday, June 24, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Gardens of the Mansion.

“People really enjoy the various trivia nights throughout the winter,” said Lorraine McCallister, president of the Reddick Mansion Association. “An outdoor photo scavenger hunt through downtown Ottawa will be a great summer version of those trivia nights.”

Hosted by RMA Board member and trivia expert Steve Novarrio, people will start at the mansion and will receive a packet of photos of architectural and historical highlights located throughout downtown Ottawa. Teams will have approximately one and one-half hours to walk or drive around downtown and identify as many photos as possible.

According to Novarrio, “Some of the photos are easily recognized, but others will require people to look at local landmarks from new and different perspectives.”

At 8:15 p.m., the teams will check back in at the mansion and enjoy refreshments in the gardens while the winners are determined.

The cost is $10 per person, and teams are limited to five people. For more information, call the Reddick Mansion at 815-433-6100 or visit their website,

The Reddick Mansion, built in 1858, is listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. The Mansion, at 100 W. Lafayette St., Ottawa, is open to the public for tours and also has meeting/reception rooms available for rent for special events.

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