From the Dark Pages10/25/2019 - 10/26/2019
Combining history and macabre fantasy in the landmark setting of the Seiberling Mansion, just in time for Halloween.
The audience will move from room to room through the three-story 1890 house, tracking Jack the Ripper and meeting the authors of the creatures that have haunted us through books, plays and movies for at least 200 years.
The historical society is presenting the 2019 edition of the murder mystery tour on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26. Seven tours will be offered, three on Friday and four on Saturday. Guests will track Jack the Ripper and meet authors and characters from Victorian Gothic literature while exploring the workings of the criminal mind.
Guests will begin at the Elliott House, where refreshments are served. At the appropriate hour, hosts will greet each group, transporting them back in time as they move from the Elliott House to the Seiberling Mansion. There, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes will take over as guides through the mansion where they will gather clues from such personages as Queen Victoria and her physician, Dr. Gull, Edgar Alan Poe, and Bram Stoker. Mary Shelley and friends, including her most famous creation – Frankenstein’s monster – will make an appearance.
Parental guidance is advised due to mature content. For more information, contact the HCHS office at 765-452-4314. Memberships may be purchased at any time, including at the door. All proceeds of the event benefit the historical society.