Tour of Homes
From inspiring home design and décor, to delicious desserts, to unique holiday shopping, Yankton Area Arts offers great variety and splendor each holiday season. Partnering with area home and business owners, YAA hosts a Tour of Homes each December to fund arts education and community arts programming. Included in the tour is a stop at the G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery for a festive dessert reception and discount shopping at the Crimson Door Holiday Boutique, Yankton's longest running PopUp shop.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at GAR Hall, Yankton Rexall, and Yankton Hy-Vee.
This year four beautiful homes and the historic Cramer-Kenyon home will be featured on the YAA Tour of Homes held Sunday, December 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cramer Kenyon Home
Built in 1886 as the tallest Queen Ann structure in the Dakota Territory, the Cramer-Kenyon home is one to see! Most features in the home including the picture rails with Alice Cramer’s artwork, 11 foot high coved ceilings, elaborate woodwork, and imported tiles on the fireplace are all original. All the furniture in the home belonged to the Cramer family except for Joseph Ward’s desk in the back parlor. The home will be decorated for the holidays by local Questers groups!
Ron & Jeannine Evans
Ron & Jeannine Evans built their ranch style home in 2011. The home’s four season room and outdoor living space was remodeled in 2016 to accommodate their growing family. Ron & Jeannine love to decorate their home using her hobbies of photography, repurposing items and sewing. There is a bench in the four season room that was repurposed by Ron from an old wood twin headboard and footboard.
In 1963 Marilyn Loecker and her late husband Vern purchased a hole in the ground. There was no sidewalk and no street, but they built a beautiful ranch style home and soon a community developed all around them. Marilyn has enjoys sitting in her sunroom looking at the lights in the backyard. She has pots decorated by the front door and guests to her home will see Department 56 collectibles, snow globes, and a Nativity set in each room.
Mike & Helen Miller
Built in 2004, this is the second time Mike & Helen Miller’s home has been featured on our tour. Guests will surely get in the spirit of Christmas with the collection of Santa’s and antique Mr. and Mrs. Santa’s on display. If you are a lover of art you will see some of Mike’s wood carvings and oil paintings as well his workshop. Also on display are other artists’ works and a Quilt of Valor.
Merrick & Jamie Monaghan
Originally built in 1957, Merrick & Jamie Monaghan’s angular roofed home has been a talking point of Yankton for several years. Located across from Memorial Park Pool, the now modern, spacious home went through a total remodel in 2014 before the Monaghan’s purchased. There is a Suite located above the garage that is used as a site on Air B&B. A favorite of the Monaghan’s is their wood burning fireplace.