The Dearborn Historical Museum is selling tickets to a couple events it will be holding this weekend.
The Motor City Ghost Hunters will partner with the Dearborn Historical Museum in presenting a Friday evening “Adult Ghost Walk.” The ghost hunters will meet in three groups at each of the museum’s three buildings (the McFadden-Ross House, the Commandant’s Quarters and the Gardner House); according to Marguerite Baumgardner, the museum assistant in charge of publicity.
The Trivia on Tap Fundraiser will be hosted Saturday night by the Dearborn Historical Museum at 915 S. Brady St., at which people can play trivia, eat pizza and participate in a drawing. Museum hosts will pair up participants into team, and seats are limited (tables accommodating four people each).
Baumgardner advised that space is limited and the events are almost three-quarters sold, and recommends that people should come into the McFadden-Ross House to purchase the tickets because reservations can only be guaranteed if paid for in advance.
“They can take the chance and show up at the events to buy tickets if there’s any space left, but even if they buy tickets on-line, at this late date we can’t check to see if there will be room for them,” she warned. “We have space for only 40 people for Trivia Night.”
The tickets are $40 per-person (to benefit the Dearborn Historical Museum) for the Oct. 23 Adult Ghost Walk, and $10 per-person (pizza included) for the Oct. 24 Trivia on Tap. The first trivia fundraiser in March 2015 was a sell-out event.
Those experiencing ghost hunting with the pros from 7 p.m.-midnight Friday are welcome to bring their own equipment to the Adult Ghost Walk, and they will learn what Ghost Hunters use.
“At 7 p.m. we’ll have a briefing session, and then we’ll split into three, with equal numbers in each group, at the Gardner House and McFadden House, and two blocks down (from 915 Brady where the McFadden and Gardner buildings are at) is where the Commandant’s Quarters is located,” Baumgardner said. “One group will do round robin through all three buildings before the night is over.(ERASE THIS: THE QUOTE CONTINUES AND IS CLOSED IN THE NINTH PARAGRAPH–please publish now because balky publishing tool has already made it hours late!!!)
“The Motor City Ghost Hunters are donating their time and energy, and so the full proceeds will be going to the museum’s programs. It should actually be a fun evening,” she said.
The Trivia on Tap Fundraiser Night will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, and offer attendees the chance to win prizes (people at the winning table will receive their money back as their prize). There will be a drawing for a gift card. People will have to bring their own beverages, or purchase them at the event.
However, though the proceeds from the event are supposed to support the museum’s archive materials along with its educational programs—Baumgardner emphasized these are not the resources that the trivia night questions are based on.
“Most people think that’s what the questions will be on, but it’s like that at all,” she said. “The first event in March had questions across the board, so people did not need to know about history or about Dearborn.”
The questions will cover areas such as sports and entertainment, Baumgardner said, and even riddles, “like ‘What’s black and white, and read all over?’
“Really, with free pizza, and the winners getting their money back, it’s a win-win evening for everyone,”she said.
For more information on the events, call (313) 565-3000.