Oct 16 – Each October, the town of Waterford celebrates Halloween like no other.
Pumpkins being stacked as high as buildings signal a special time in the picturesque village.
The Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum is joining in on the fun with two special events.
From Oct. 18-Oct. 20, staff will present Moonlight & Mayhem VI: Haunted Historical Walking Tours of Waterford.
Every small town has its secrets, and this one is no different. Join a costumed guide and take a nighttime stroll through downtown. Listen to the guide as they tell true stories from Waterford’s darker past. Who knows? You may be surprised at the deathly tales of murder and mayhem that have emerged from the quaint houses and gentle fields that surround the area. The tour is recommended for ages 13 or older. Tickets are $20 per person.
On Oct. 24, residents can enjoy Mummy Unwrapping: An Interactive Theatre Performance.
We’ll wind the clock back to 1895, where infamous antiquarian Dr. Eugenia Mooney will take audiences on a journey from ancient Egypt to the eccentricity of an English parlor during the Victorian period where she will attempt to resurrect the dead. Ancient curses, sacrificial animals, secret rituals, and mummification will all be explained as Dr. Mooney slowly removes the mummy’s wrappings.
This event is not appropriate for children under 13. Tickets are $15.
Both offerings require pre-registration. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the museum (159 Nichol Street) using cash, cheque (payable to Norfolk County) or debit. For more information, visit waterfordmuseum.ca/ or call 519-443-4211.