Who says Halloween is just for kids and that museums are boring? On October 1st the Grimsby Museum broke down stereotypes and hosted Spirits with Spirits in partnership with MONA (Museums of Niagara Association).
The evening was brought to life through community collaborations and spooky entertainment. Guests enjoyed a variety of beverages, food and ghostly fun.
Peninsula Players Community Theatre Group actors gave a thrilling performance inspired by true events that happened in Grimsby. The costumed Peninsula Players told eerie stories of accidents that happened to people buried at Queen’s Lawn Cemetery in Grimsby. Some of the research for their scripts was taken from the Grimsby Museum’s archival collection.
Guests enjoyed a seasonal menu prepared by Smoke and Moonshine from Beamsville featuring pulled beef brisket, homemade coleslaw, fresh biscuits and whiskey maple bacon butter tarts. Everything was delicious, but the butter tarts seemed to take the stage.
Zirkova Vodka mixed up spooky cocktails including bloody Caesars and Creekside Estate Winery provided local wines.
The main attraction of the evening was the psychic mediums. Guests were very eager to have one-on-one time with the psychics and have their tarot cards read. Some guests were brought to tears by their readings and were very moved by what the psychics shared with them.
This unique event brought the community together in a fun and entertaining way. The event was well-received by the guests.
For more information about upcoming events, exhibitions and programs offered by the Grimsby Museum please visit: www.grimsby.ca/museum-events you can also find the Grimsby Museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GrimsbyMuseum
Submitted By: Grimsby Museum
Photo Credit: Ciara Murray
Grimsby Museum – http://www.grimsby.ca/museum-events
Peninsula Players Community Theatre Group – https://www.peninsulaplayersgrimsby.ca/
Creekside Estates Winery – https://creeksidewine.com/
Smoke and Moonshine – http://www.smokeandmoonshine.com/