By Teri L. Hansen
This will be the sixth year that the McPherson Museum has hosted a haunted house, but this year will be different.
“This year I think it’s going to be the best we ever had because we actually have someone that’s helping us and they have brought in a ton of stuff that we haven’t had before,” McPherson Museum Curator and Director of Operations Brett Whitenack said. “Some really good scares I think, it’s really going to take it up a notch from the years passed.”
The museum, located at 1111 E. Kansas Ave., hosts this scarefest each year as a fundraiser for the museum. It has been known to bring in more than 100 people in a night.
“For a little haunted house our size that’s pretty good,” Whitenack explained. “We’d like to double that. We hope this year with everything we’ve put in to it and the new scares word will get out and we’ll have more people.”
The Haunted House will be running from 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19, as well as Oct. 25 through Oct. 26, and special night on Oct. 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. If you’re running late, don’t worry.
“If we’re busy we’ll stay open later,” Whitenack said.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. On Oct. 24 there will be a special during which folks can get their tickets for just $10.
The McPherson Museum is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. As well as Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m.
Currently, the museum has an exhibit on display called “he Early Days of McPherson as Seen Through Real Photo Postcards (RPPCs) Exhibit.”
Visitors can see the early days of McPherson featured on postcards.
“They are very candid photographs in the history of McPherson,” Whitenack said.
For more information on the Haunted House or McPherson Museum, visit https://www.mcphersonmuseum.com or call 620-241-8464.
Sponsors of house this year include:
First Bank Kansas
Casey’s General Store
Hassman Termite & Pest Control
Knackies Catering and BBQ
Ad Astra Per Aspera Broadcasting