Cultural Washington ParkPosted by TheHomeCart.com on Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 4:24pm.
Are you interested in getting a little culture this Halloween? If so, you will be happy to learn that there are several cultural opportunities available to select from this Halloween in Washington Park. Here is a look at just a few of the options you have to choose from.
Victorian Horrors at the Historic Molly Brown House
Take in a little history and literature by participating in Victorian Horrors at the historic Molly Brown House. On October 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd, you can listen to authors such as H.G. Wells and Edgar Allan Poe as they read their tales of the macabre by flickering candlelight. Performances begin every 15 minutes and run from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Cost is $18 or $15 for children, seniors or members.
On October 30th, the celebration continues at the historic Molly Brown House with the annual Halloween Full Tea. The event runs from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and features Ms. Molly as your host. For the $20 admission fee, you will enjoy a selection of teas and treats as well as a museum tour. Costumes are welcome.
To learn more about these events, visit www.mollybrown.org or call 303-832-4092.
Riverside Cemetery Tour Hosted by the Fairmount Heritage Foundation
With tours available by foot or by Model A Ford Club of Colorado’s tombstone taxi service, you might choose to take a tongue in cheek tour of the area’s cemeteries provided by the Fairmount Heritage Foundation. The tours, which take place from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on October 30th, are led by Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel and his team of historians. While on the tour, you will be introduced to notable characters such as Nathan A. Baker, who “loved horses more than his own blood kin,” and a variety of subterranean celebrities. Tickets for the tour cost $30 or $25 for members of the Historical Society. To register, visit www.coloradohistory.org or call 303-866-4686.
Spooky Tours at Denver Botanic Gardens
If you want to hear a bit of history from the 1800s while learning about paranormal occurrences in the area, you might want to take a spooky tour at the Denver Botanic Gardens. During the tour, you will visit the gardens as well as the dining room located adjacent to the Waring House mansion. As you tour the grounds, which were once part of the City Cemetery, you will hear about paranormal experiences that others have experienced over the past several decades.
Tours will be held October 15th, 23rd, 29th and 30th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM, regardless of weather. Admission is $20 or $15 for members. Tours are restricted to those who are 12-years-old or older. The Denver Botanic Gardens are located at 1007 York Street.
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