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Hallowe'en postcard

Hallowe’en postcard [origin and date unknown; public domain]. Toronto Public Library. ARTS-PC-119.

Looking for a way to channel your inner family history ghoul or goblin this Hallowe’en? Why not get into the spirit at one of Toronto’s museums and heritage sites? Among the special events taking place this week with a historical twist:

  • Fort York After Dark: Lantern Tours (Tuesday October 29 – Thursday October 31): Hear chilling tales of Fort York’s past and many paranormal mysteries, as you tour the grounds and buildings by lantern light.  Details and tickets here.
  • Victorian Hallowe’en Haunt Pop Up Numerology Night (Wednesday October 30): An evening of spooky delights at the Scarborough Museum, complete with baked apples prepared in the log cabin hearth. If you dare, add in a Victorian Numerology reading. Details and tickets here.
  • Victorian Séance (Wednesday October 30 – Thursday October 31): Learn about the Victorian traditions and rituals around death, dying and burial at Gibson House. Join historian and paranormal investigator Stephanie ‘Spooky Steph’ Dumbreck in a séance, and take home your own 19th-century-style funeral cake. Details and tickets here.

Find out more about Toronto museums and their fall programming on the City of Toronto website.

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