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Friday, October 15, 2010

Bike or take the METRO Gold Line and get a free gift

Heritage Square Museum invites you to join us for the 7th annual Halloween and Mourning Tours. Set among the museum’s Victorian-era houses, visitors will find themselves immersed in the very different traditions surrounding death and mourning as they were practiced 100 years ago.

As a big believer in public transportation, we invite you to take the METRO GOLD LINE to the Heritage Square Station, where a shuttle will pick you up and take you strait to the museum.

Spirit Photographers

Show your ticket at the membership table and we’ll even give you a free poster! No need to worry about parking, save time, save money and save the hassle by taking public transportation.

Also, thanks to CD 1 / Councilman Ed Reyes, we will have bike racks available for those who choose to cycle. As such, anyone who bikes to the event will also get a free gift.

The Halloween and Mourning Tours are a living history program that puts you in the middle of a superstitious Victorian-era society where death was never far behind. Witness a funeral procession as they bury a loved one, visit a fortune teller, learn about hair jewelry and mourning attire and even join two men in arguing the merits of spirit photography!

On Sunday, children may come in costume, make period crafts, receive a free pumpkin, listen to spooky stories and much more. Also Sunday, Paranormal Investigators will share the results of their study of Heritage Square Museum.

Halloween and Mourning Tours are free for members, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children under 12. The program is made possible thanks to the support of 100.3 The Sound, Pasadena Weekly, Los Angeles Family Magazine, and METRO.

 

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Author Mark Wood to make appearance at Halloween and Mourning Tours

Adding to an already festive celebration, author Mark Daniel Wood will be on-hand for the Seventh annual Halloween and Mourning Tours on October 23rd and 24th.Mark is the Author of several titles, most recently Halloween Crafts-Eerily Elegant Décor (2001) and Create a Bewitched Fall-o-ween: 45 Projects for Decorating and Entertaining (2006). Mark will transform the 1888 John J. Ford residence into an authentic Victorian-esque haunted house. In so doing, he will demonstrate to visitors how to make period decorations. Mark will be on-hand to sign books.

Sponsored by METRO, 100.3 The Sound, the Pasadena Weekly, and Los Angeles Family Magazine, the annual Halloween and Mourning Tours program focuses on the very different traditions surrounding death and mourning as they were practiced 100 years ago and the superstitious nature of Victorian society. Visitors will be able to witness a funeral procession as they bury a loved one, visit a fortune teller, learn about hair jewelry and mourning attire and even join two men in arguing the merits of spirit photography!

Activities abound at this one-of-a-kind event. Learn all about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era, participate in a funeral inside one of our historic homes and witness a procession of mourners, as they bury a loved one. Find out about the movement of Spiritualism; what it was, who followed it and why, and perhaps have your future foretold by a fortune teller. See how other cultures celebrate and remember their loved ones as we look at Chinese and Japanese traditions during the period. Discover how even the intricate details of clothing played a role in how Victorians showed their loss of a loved one. Finally, meet designer and author Mark Wood to learn how to make authentic Victorian-era Halloween decorations On Sunday, (Oct 24), 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. 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!

Also on Sunday, (Oct 24), the Halloween and Mourning Tours program is more family friendly. Children ages 2 to 12 may come in costume, play period games, make 19th century harvest crafts, choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch (while supplies last), and listen to spooky stories in the Ford House 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. Take the Metro Gold line to the Heritage Square Gold Line Stop and receive a free gift if you show your ticket!

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.
Tours of the historic structures at Heritage Square are given regularly 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/.

Cast and Crew from the 2008 Halloween and Mourning Tours program

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Paranormal Investigation Results to be released!

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/

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