Victorian Séance Series
October 13 @ 7:30 pm - November 4 @ 9:30 pm$30 - $50
Join us at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village for a night of frights as we celebrate Halloween with a Victorian Séance Series. These programs are designed especially for BNHV by Joel Dombrowski of www.BuffaloHistoryTours.com. For four nights this Autumn, we will be learning about Spiritualism, Victorian mourning culture, and how death impacted the Western New York community in the 19th century. Each evening will begin with a talk and finish with a Victorian-style séance.
This year, we are pleased to offer two different séance styles after the lecture: the Trumpet Horn program and the Crystal Ball program. The programs will begin with a talk by Mr. Dombrowski in the museum’s ballroom. Following a brief break, those attending the Trumpet Horn program will remain in the ballroom for a séance with one of our guest mediums. After the break, those attending the Crystal Ball program will venture out into the village and participate in a séance in one of the museum’s historic buildings.
The Trumpet Horn program includes a talk by Mr. Dombrowski and a Victorian-style séance with one of our guest mediums in the museum ballroom. There are only 10 open spaces directly surrounding the séance table and each space is reserved on a first come, first served basis. There is an additional outer loop for participants who would still like to take part in the séance component of the experience. Regardless of your seat during the séance, the Trumpet Horn program ticket price is: $35 per person. The Trumpet Horn program is a handicapped accessible option.
The Crystal Ball program includes the talk by Mr. Dombrowski and a Victorian-style séance with one of our guest mediums in one of the museum’s historic buildings. There are only 10 Crystal Ball Level tickets available and are reserved on a first come, first served basis. The Crystal Ball program ticket price is $50 per person. The Crystal Ball program séance will take place in an historic building which may not be handicapped accessible. For more information about our museum’s accessibility, please contact us at (716) 689-1440. The historic buildings used for the séance portion of the Crystal Ball program vary, and will be announced during the event.
Space is limited for each séance. Each program is rain or moonshine. Due to the space restraints of this event, no refunds will be issued once a reservation is made. Tickets are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Call Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village at (716) 689-1440, or visit us at bnhv.org to make your reservation today! Come spook out some specters at BNHV! Funding for this program is provided by Erie County.
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228.
Dates and Times:
10/13/2017 7:30 – 9:30 pm
10/27/2017 7:30 – 9:30 pm
11/3/2017 7:30 – 9:30 pm
11/4/2017 7:30 – 9:30 pm
The Trumpet Horn program is $35 per person, $30 for museum members. The Crystal Ball program is $50 per person, $45 for museum members. Tickets may be purchased by calling the museum at 716-689-1440 or by visiting the event page at bnhv.org/events. Members should call to make their reservation in order to take advantage of the discounted rate. Because the events sell out quickly, no refunds will be issued.
Ages appropriate for: 18 and up.
Yes. The Trumpet Horn séance is our handicapped accessible option. The Crystal Ball séance is not a handicapped accessible option. The exhibit building and museum grounds are handicapped accessible. Of the 11 historic houses, 3 are handicapped accessible. For more information on accessibility, please call contact the museum.