Plymouth museum-goers in for spooky treat

October 13, 2017 by  

The Plymouth Historical Museum is ready for the spookiest time of year.

The museum recently opened its seasonal exhibit, Haunted Main Street. It combines a variety of modern-day Halloween decorations with a number of vintage Halloween collectibles. Many of the items are on loan from local collectors, and they include antique jack-o-lanterns, vintage postcards, vintage mourning items, and antique Halloween-themed candy dishes.

The exhibition is designed for people of all ages and is designed to both thrill and educate viewers. For example, the exhibition contains a section that explains mourning customs during the Victorian era. VIsitors will learn more about the complex rituals people in the past performed in honor of deceased loved ones.

Visitors can pass through the Victorian parlor, where a wake is being held in honor of Peter Fralick. Fralick lived in Plymouth and died back in 1867.

Museums can use brochures to explain parts of their exhibitions to the public and to provide a truly informative and immersive experience.

Haunted Main Street is not all Halloween-themed gloom and doom, though; the education department created a special spider scavenger hunt to keep kids and their parents engaged and excited as they move through the museum.

The exhibition will be on display through October 29. The museum is open from 1:00 until 4:00 pm Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children under age 18.