Staff and volunteers at the Pitt Meadows Museum are going MAD.
In preparation for Halloween, the team have spent the past few weeks transforming the old general store – the oldest landmark in Pitt Meadows (1886) and the adjacent Hoffmann and Son site – into a haunting property for Halloween lovers and historians alike to enjoy, said assistant curator Jennifer Chernecki.
“Heading into its fourth year, even more effort has been put in during recent days to intensify the experience for visitors.
"Come one, come all, to the Pitt Meadows Museum’s annual Halloween program, Museum After Dark," Chernecki said.
"We will be opening the doors of Pitt Meadows’ oldest and spookiest landmark for an afternoon of puzzling trickery, weird crafts and totally terrible treat."
She went on to explain what to expect.
"Roam through our pile of bricks with the Museum After Dark living look and find, where you will hunt for sacred artifacts such as the classic Miss Dead Meadows, the recently discovered Pitt Lake Merman and the Death Beetle, as well as our newest acquisitions such as the radioactive pie, Scary Cherries and our guard hound, Fang."
Representatives from the West Coast Paranormal Investigation team will also be in attendance, answering questions about their most recent investigations and teaching the interested in Paranormal 101; If people want to take a crash course in ghost photography, remember to bring a digital camera.
Guests of all ages, alive or dead, are invited to try out their magic shrinking craft and make a glowing eyeball lamp or antennae.
"Take your chance to explore the full facilities, as the Hoffmann and Son Site will be featuring a haunted forge and the curator will be giving private tours of the museum’s “upstairs.”
Halloween is no time to be feeling grave,” she said, inviting people to stop by between 2 and 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, or on Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. for Museum After Dark.
It promises to be "scary fun" those who show off a costume and indulge in some frightful fun/
Museum After Dark at the Pitt Meadows Museum is open to children, youth and adults of all ages.
Admission is by donation. For more information, please contact the Pitt Meadows Museum at 604-465-4322.
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