Big and little monsters (and vampires and ghosts and mummies) are invited to a fun and slightly spooky Halloween Night at the Museum” at the Pioneer Museum in Lander. Past year’s events have been huge hits, with hundreds of kids and adults going through the museum.
The spooky night has grown so big that a second night has been added so everyone can get a chance to go. This year there will be new eerie western themed stories in the museum and the very popular haunted hayride will run along a new, longer route. There will be live music, crafts, a fortune teller, popcorn and hot chocolate and a marshmallow roast over an open fire.
The eerie evenings will begin at 6 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. Kids (and adults) are encouraged to wear their costumes.
There will be crafts and activities in the main lobby of the museum. Inside the museum groups will take a spooky tour and hear ghost stories based on real unexplained events in Wyoming history. Stories will include “, “The Last Ride,” about a cowboy’s final ride in a mysterious hearse, and “The Circus,” about an unexplained circus that came to Lander in the old days.
After touring the museum and hearing the ghost stories kids and their parents will be invited to roast marshmallows, eat popcorn and drink hot chocolate around a campfire outside. A spooky hay ride will take people around the museum complex, “Madam Sophia Conestoga,” will be using her crystal ball to tell fortunes in an old sheep wagon.
The cost for the event is $3.00 per person. All funds raised go to support new displays and activities in the museum.
The Night at the Museum is part of the kid’s exploration series sponsored by the Lander and Riverton McDonalds. Past events have included the popular Sheep Shearing Day, and kids Archaeology and Gold Panning days.
Call 307-332-3373 for more information, or visit the museum Facebook page at: Pioneer Museum Lander Wyoming
Photo caption: “Skinny” is ready to guide you through the Pioneer Museum’s “Halloween Night at the Museum,” Saturday October 27 and 28.