The Mathias Ham Historic Site will once again celebrate the Halloween season with a full day of activities on Oct. 19, 2019. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Halloween themed house tours will detail the rise of Halloween and Halloween traditions, as well as today’s fascination with ghost stories. Rumors from the Ham House’s own past will be revisited through the tours, which begin at 11 a.m. and take place hourly with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Crafts such as candle making and masks will be available to all visitors, as will historic games like snap apple and gossip. Hot apple cider will be provided. General admission is $7.50 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-17. Tickets can be purchased at the door, and members of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium are free.
At 1 p.m. Reverend Stacy Kopchinski, National Spiritualist Teacher from the Morris Pratt Institute, will present “The History of Modern American Spiritualism.” The presentation will focus on the science, philosophy, and religion of continuous life based upon communication with those in the Spirit World by means of mediumship. Modern Spiritualism started in the U.S. in March of 1848 and is still current in the U.S. today.
From 6 to 7 p.m. guests can travel back in time and witness a Victorian Halloween Ball. Performers will bring Halloween to life through theatrical experiences in rooms along the tour. Visitors will witness a séance, parlor games, and more.
Tickets for “The History of Modern American Spiritualism” and the Victorian Halloween Ball are limited and are sold separately. Tickets include admission to A Haunting on Lincoln Ave. festivities. Tickets are available online at rivermuseum.com/events and are $11.50 for adults and $6 for children 17 and under.
A Haunting on Lincoln Ave. is made possible with support from the Mediacom Arts and Culture Foundation, which supports performing arts, fine arts, cultural projects, and specialized arts experiences for youth.