Due to Building Code compliance issues and difficulties bringing this 120-year-old mansion into this century so we can invite the public in to see its beauty, we are planning to spend our Spring and Summer working on the Hedge Maze Garden.

However, with the initial budget allocated for the hedge plants and all funds raised to date have gone to clearing / leveling the lot and removing the stumps and decades of overgrowth, we unfortunately have exhausted out budget and need your help!

Being able to open the garden for tours as soon as possible will be the best way to help with the cost of compliance issues so please consider helping me “save the Wheeler Mansion” once again.

Buy a personalised brick

We are still raising money with the Brick Campaign and will receive orders until May 28th, 2023. If you are looking to contribute and leave your mark on this beloved historic property or memorialize the dearly departed in an “In Memory Of” tribute brick, check out the link below for more information!


We are also raising money for the plants. Mature 5-6 ft plants are roughly $85 each (+ shipping and planting) and we need roughly 1500 of them. This is twice as expensive as the 3-4 ft plants we originally sourced but we will be able to open the maze almost immediately upon planting them. Please consider adopting a hedge for $100 each. We will order them every two weeks and plant them immediately.
Each $100 donation will be assigned to a hedge and receive "donated by" signage.

Wheeler Mansion

The Wheeler Mansion, rumored to be haunted, was constructed in 1903 as a private residence for renowned industrialist John W Wheeler and his wife, Almira of Orange Massachusetts. The industrial revolution took hold and created several successful entrepreneurs that would enjoy prosperity and entertain lavishly. 

After the death of John Wheeler in 1910 inside the mansion, the property was deeded to The Order of The Eastern Star, a Masonic appendant body open to both men and women and became the rest home for the Ladies of the Order of the Eastern Star in 1925.

In 1990, the Eastern Star Home closed and the property was sold and used as a private residence with the intention of turning it into a Bed and Breakfast but due to several financial setbacks, the property went into foreclosure in 2015 and was abandoned and badly damaged from a leaking roof and burst piped for over 5 years before going viral on a “Save this House” style Instagram account and discovered by the current owner, Cynthia Butler of Los Angeles. After winning the auction on June 17th, 2020  Cynthia quickly began restoring the property with a new roof and shortly after relocated to Orange in summer of  2020 with her family to take on the endeavor of saving this mansion. 

It is said that the spirits of Mr. Wheeler and the Ladies of the Order of the Eastern still walk the halls of the mansion still to this day.


Exclusive Photography Workshop

Silver Crescent Photography and Buried By Time Photography held an exclusive workshop on March 6 at the Revival Wheeler Mansion. With the amazing architecture, the

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Ladies Night Yoga

Buti Live with @djdeekimble @revivalwheelermansion on Friday September 3 from 6:30-8:30pm Limited space. Outside at the Revival Wheeler Mansion. Drinks and snacks included $40 per person

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