September 2017 – On October 27th join the Steele County Historical Society in the Village of Yesteryear for A Haunting We Will Go, offering a new way for guests to experience the Village and celebrate Halloween. This FREE and fun event— we promised no tricks, only treats—attracted more than 2,000 parents, grandparents and children in 2016.
The night will offer families a variety of fun events including, a flashlight tour of the Dunnell House (PG13), pumpkin lawn bowling, apple toss, fresh popcorn, blood moon punch and more. Costumed SCHS staff and volunteers will be stationed throughout the Village, greeting guests as they tromp through the freshly fallen leaves.
Everyone, young and old, is invited to wear nonviolent Halloween costumes. “Volunteers and staff thoroughly enjoyed the level of excitement that was in the air during the 2016 event,” said Stephanie Kibler, Manager of Meetings and Events, “the laughter throughout the Village was absolutely wonderful.”
The Dunnell House will open for a flashlight tour. This years tour is PG13 and may not be appropriate for younger children. More than 500 guests partook in the flashlight tour in 2016 which meandered through the first floor of the historic mansion offering a glimpse into the past. The tour will feature treasured items throughout the first floor rooms. An additional tour guide has been added for 2017.
The Steele County Historical Society operates the Village of Yesteryear May 1st through September 30th with guided tours offered daily at 1:30 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. Adults $5, children ages 7-16 $3.00, children 6 and under accompanied by an adult, free. Group tours, and other tour times are available by appointment. The History Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM-4 PM, Thursday from 10 AM- 8 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM-3 PM. Admission to the History Center is adults $5, children ages 7-16 $3.00, children 6 and under accompanied by an adult, free—receive a $2 discount if you tour the Village and visit the History Center. SCHS members get free admission to the History Center. For more information visit us on Facebook, call 507-451-1420, or visit our website www.steelehistorymuseum.org.
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