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Encounter Séances, Sweets and Scares at MNHS Historic Sites in October
Pumpkin patches, falling leaves and chilly nights can only mean one thing ... fall has officially arrived in Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society’s historic sites have many thrilling events to help celebrate this spooktacular season all October long.
For something a bit spooky, try these options:
- Move throughout the historic James J. Hill House to experience the tragedy of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” performed by Wayward Theatre Company, Thurs.-Sun. Oct. 18-31
- Enter the world of Spiritualism and join a 19th-century séance at Victorian Séance: Fact or Fiction?, Alexander Ramsey House, Oct. 24, 25 & 26
- Walk the dimly lit chambers and hallways of the Minnesota State Capitol and encounter historical “spirits” from its past during a Shadows & Spirits of the Capitol Tour, Oct. 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26
- Test your detective skills during Mystery at the Fur Post: The Snake River Soap Opera, a family-friendly interactive drama, Snake River Fur Post, Oct. 11 & 12
Plus, head outside and enjoy the autumn weather:
- Enjoy a hands-on learning experience with Tim Clemens, president of the Mycological Society, identifying wild edible mushrooms and plants on a Fall Foraging Walk, Oliver Kelley Farm, Oct. 12
- Let a lantern guide your way in a shadowy forest with mythical creatures, creepy stories and trolley rides at Spooky Timbers, Forest History Center, Oct. 18, 19, 25 & 26
- Hankering for more apples this season? Help make apple pie, apple cider and apple butter at Fall in Forestville, Historic Forestville, Oct. 12, 19 & 26
- Celebrate fall at the Oliver Kelley Farm by helping finish up field work, husk corn and more during Harvest Days, Oct. 17-20
For even more fall events, visit the MNHS online calendar.
About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history. Visit us at mnhs.org.
The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partner: Explore Minnesota Tourism.
Photo caption: "Autumn Hillside Study," James Burpee, 2003