Historical Society Hosts Trick or Treating

7 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, October 26 2010 Oct 26, 2010 Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:33:45 PM CDT October 26, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA - The State Historical Society of Missouri hosted a special kind of trick or treating for kids Tuesday night. 

About 300 children stopped by to trick or treat through Missouri history.

The kids showed off their costumes as they visited educational stations, where they learned about the history of Halloween, Missouri pumpkins, bats, fossils, and more.

Event coordinator and curator Joan Stack said she hopes the event will show families that the Historical Society is a fun place to be.

"We're not just a place where older people do genealogical research. We're a fun place with lots of resources for kids and families so hopefully lots of people come here, have some fun, and then come back and visit us," said Stack.

The two most popular events were the ghostly gallery and the kid's cave.

The ghostly gallery featured a tour of the art gallery, given by the "ghost" of George Caleb Bingham's wife.

The kid's cave was a simulated cave filled with lights and Halloween decorations that kids could crawl through.

This was the second year the Historical Society hosted the free event.

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