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October 2018

A Victorian Seance

October 19 - October 21
The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045 United States
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A Victorian Séance This October at the 1890 House Museum, gather round a table and experience an authentic Victorian séance.  You’ll interact with famous Americans who visited séances, from Mark Twain to Harry Houdini.  After the séance, we’ll lift the tablecloth and expose the tricks psychics used to fool their clients.  Plus, we’ll reveal the power and influence that women discovered by leading séances. We know you’ll love it…our psychic said so! The Victorian Seance is available for 1 weekend…

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Spirits in the Castle

October 26 - October 28
The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045 United States
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Spirits In the Castle Come explore the Wickwire Mansion and learn about funeral customs, superstitions, and the the story behind the death of Chester Wickwire. Then join psychic Anne Knight and Knightime Paranormal as they take you on an investigation of Cortland's premier Haunted House! There is limited availability, so purchase your tickets in advance. Individual Tickets are $15 Reserve 5 or more tickets, and each ticket is $10! Book online now!

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December 2018

Holiday Tea Party

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate this special time of year with our annual Children's Holiday Tea featuring Magic Garden Puppet Theatre! Explore the wonders of a late 19th century holiday season as the house is fully decorated. Cucumber sandwiches, tea, sweet treats, and hot chocolate await! After tea, make your way upstairs for The Cat of Dovrefjell, performed by Magic Garden Puppets! The Cat of Dovrefjell is a traditional Norwegian folktale. The action is set in the North of Norway during Yule. Trolls take…

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Elf on the Shelf – A Holiday Scavenger Hunt

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come to the 1890 House Museum for the final First Friday Scavenger Hunt of 2018. How does Santa know if you have been naughty or nice? He sends his elves out to watch. The whole Museum has been swarmed by elves and it is up to you to find them all! Come join us for story time at 6:00pm, as we read The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition written by Carol Aebersold. Then take out your magnifying glass and…

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Marie and the Nutcracker Prince

December 14 - December 15

Marie and the Nutcracker Prince is an immersive theatrical journey inspired by the dark and intriguing origins of E.T.A. Hoffman's original tale. Immersed in a dreamscape Russia on the brink of revolution, audiences will choose their own pathways and allegiances through the space. We meet Marie, an imaginative young woman on the precipice of adulthood, her Godfather, a mysterious and eccentric inventor, and the Revolutionary, a bold soldier with a plan that could very well turn life upside down for…

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