"Rising above the Big Blue River valley on seven wild acres of woods, marshland, meadows and even an orchard, Thornhaven Manor is an Indiana treasure. Built on rich farmland in 1845, in the classic Italianate style, this foreboding home was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Indeed, the prominent families who lived here were pillars of the community. Some were civil war soldiers, one dying in battle defending the north, and some were victims of one of the most fiendish murder conspiracies in the history of Indiana. Surviving through our turbulent American history and now saved from the wrecking ball, Thornhaven Manor is in need of extensive repairs. That is why the money donated, from visitors, to this curious haunt will go to restore it."