For 40 years, people have claimed to hear, see and feel all manner of mysterious happenings at Heritage Square Museum. Whether it is the nature of the Victorian architecture, the historic furnishings and paintings on display or something all-together different, “ghost sightings” have occurred at the museum since its inception. On October 24th, those “sightings” will be denied…or confirmed!
In partnership with the International Community for Paranormal Investigation and Research (ICPIR), the results of the first paranormal investigation of the historic structures at Heritage Square will be released. Led by David Berck, the local ICPIR researchers followed strict guidelines and rules during its investigation, attempting to rule out all things explainable that have a human or environmental influence. Using the scientific processes and deductive reasoning, the team used Digital and Film Cameras, Camcorders, EMF Detectors, Digital and Cassette Recorders, IR Thermometers and Motion Detectors to collect the data it will release on October 24th.
The findings are being release in conjunction with the 7th Annual Halloween and Mourning Tours program, a popular yearly event that puts you in the middle of Victorian-era rituals around death and mourning. Halloween Mourning Tours are on October 24th and 25th. From spiritualism to spirit photography, from death to daguerreotypes, this living history event gives participants an opportunity to experience the very different way Angelinos dealt with and experienced that loss of a loved one at the turn of the 20th Century.
On Sunday, October 24, the Halloween and Mourning Tours includes children’s activities that are fun for the whole family, such as making 19th century harvest crafts, choosing a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, and listening to spooky stories in the Ford House told by the San Gabriel Valley Storytellers.
The program runs from 12 to 4 p.m. each day. Museum admission is free for members, $10.00 for Adults, $8.00 for Seniors over 65, $5.00 for Children 6 to 12 years, and free for Children under 6. For more information about Halloween and Mourning Tours, call the museum offices from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (323) 225-2700.
Celebrating 41 Years of Preservation and Interpretation of the History of Southern California, Heritage Square is a living history museum dedicated to telling the story of the development of Los Angeles during its first 100 years of statehood. Eight rescued historic structures at the museum tell this story like no place else.
In addition to events like Halloween and Mourning tours, Heritage Square is open for tours Friday through Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for children ages 6-12. The Museum is located at 3800 Homer Street, off the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway at Avenue 43, just north of downtown Los Angeles. For further information, visit our website at http://www.heritagesquare.org/.
For more information on the International Community for Paranormal Investigation and Research (ICPIR), visit http://www.icpir.com/