Each Sunday afternoon from May through October, the home is open for tours from 1:30-4:30 p.m. On the first Sunday of the month, and for special occasions like Arts in the Park weekend, the tour guides are dressed in period attire. They are led by long-time living history presenters, Becky and Alan Woodrum. The Woodrums started their portrayals of Melissa and her brother Hiram after Becky became fascinated by Melissa’s story several years ago. Both Becky and Alan have engaged in extensive research on the Lamon and Beckwith families.
The local living history presenters are joined each June during Arts in the Park by author Bob O’Connor, who has written and edited several books, including two on Ward Hill Lamon. O’Connor, an Illinois native who lives in West Virginia, portrays Lincoln’s Danville law partner at the Lamon House.
Melissa Beckwith Lamon and her children May and Laura are buried in Spring Hill Cemetery. There’s no written record of the death or burial of her husband, Joseph.
The Lamon House is owned and operated by the Vermilion County Museum Society.
The Lamon House is open for tours from 1:30-4:30 p.m. each Sunday from May through October. On the first Sunday of the month and on special occasions, the tour guides are dressed in period attire.