Darker memories of Norwalk landmark set to be unlocked

October 24, 2012 by  

Halloween is often a time when the kids go out trick-and-treating, dress up in scary costumes, and generally eat more than their fill of candy and pumpkin pie. It is not just about the kids though, as the Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum hosts a costume party for adults.

The event takes place thus Saturday, October 27, as part of the National Historic Landmark’s celebrations of the scary season. An adults-only event, those attending will need to be over 21.

Themed around the popular House of Dark Shadows TV series from the 1970s, which was filmed in the mansion, there should be an array of creepy clothing on display.

The party will be full of shocks and scares as a Haunted Basement Tour visits the rarely-seen ground floor of the building. Decked out like a dungeon for the event, there will be all kinds of frights. Guests will be able to have a palm-reading done, while there will also be dinner and dancing through the night.

Poster printing has probably also taken place for the museum’s other ‘spooktacular’ event. Taking place from 12:00 through 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31 – the scary day itself – the Ghostly Sightings Tour will unlock the secret history of the house as a private residence.

Many other events are taking place in Norwalk to mark the scary season too. One event which should be fun, and free for party-goers at the museum, is the Mill Hill Lantern tour. A spooky guided walk through the Mill Hill Historic Park graveyard, tours take place this Friday and Saturday.