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Find Thrills, Chills and Fall Fun at MNHS Historic Sites in October
Fall has officially arrived in Minnesota, and Minnesota Historical Society’s historic sites have a slate of events to celebrate the season all October long.
For something a bit spooky, try these options:
- Tour the shadowy Capitol and meet historical figures from its past during a Shadows & Spirits of the Capitol Tour, Minnesota State Capitol, Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27
- Enjoy a Master of Illusion Live Performance, recreating magician P.T. Selbit’s illusion of sawing a woman in half, James J. Hill House, Oct. 17 & 18
- Explore the Northwoods at night during Spooky Timbers, Forest History Center, Oct. 27 & 28
- Enter the world of Spiritualism and join a 19th-century séance at Victorian Séance: Fact or Fiction?, Alexander Ramsey House, Oct. 25, 26 & 27
- Test your crime-solving skills at the family-friendly Mystery at the Fur Post, Snake River Fur Post, Oct. 12 & 13
Plus, enjoy the great outdoors with these fall favorites:
- Head to the farm to celebrate Harvest Days, Oliver Kelley Farm, Oct. 18, 19, 20 & 21
- See cider made the old-fashioned way during Apple Cider Pressing Day, Historic Forestville, Oct. 20
- Rediscover classic folktales in a walking outdoor theater production for adults or families, Oliver Kelley Farm, Oct. 26 & 27
Photo caption: Truman Ingersoll and a "ghost" at his home in White Bear Lake, c. 1890.