Historical society sets Historic Halloween Haunting

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 11:19 p.m. CDT

UNION – For one dark night only, several of McHenry County’s tragically departed return to describe the details of their demise starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the McHenry County Historical Society Museum in Union.

This year’s Historic Halloween Haunting recounts four cases of murder and mayhem as told by the tragically deceased. They include the death of German immigrant Sarah Keiser, the county’s first murder that occurred in the summer of 1846.

Attendees will hear about an unsolved 1921 murder in Harvard, a woman who married the man who tried to kill her, and the bizarre death of a 13-year-old Algonquin girl in 1898.

This year’s cast includes Jana Thompson of Lake in the Hills, Peter Gill of Woodstock, Diane Urban of Marengo and Grace Gaffney of Harvard.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to the Eckert Hall auditorium, 6422 Main St. Halloween refreshments follow in the society’s West Harmony one-room school.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior and students. Historical society members are admitted free.

This program is not suitable for young children because of the subject matter and makeup.

For information, call 815-923-2267 or visit www.gothistory.org.

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