Hallowe’en in Cumberland!

Hallowe’en in Cumberland!

The Cumberland Museum & Archives features its annual Spooky, Haunted Coal Mine October 21st to November 1st (closed Mondays & Tuesdays). Descend down the steep dark stairs into halls and passageways of terror and trickery! Get ready for ancient apparitions, spirits, spiders, bats, rats, ghostly forces and other spooky surprises! The Spooky, Haunted Coal Mine is not recommended for children under 5. Parents are requested to accompany children under 10.

On Friday, October 30th the Spooky Haunted Coal Mine comes to life between 5:00 – 7:00pm for older youth and adults, with special ghostly interpretive appearances. Join us… if you dare! Then, at 7pm, join Meaghan “the Curse” Cursons for a guided walking tour of the Village, featuring tragedies and tales from Cumberland’s past. The truth is darker than fiction…

On Hallowe’en Eve, October 31st, join the annual Trick or Treat Parade in Downtown Cumberland. Trick or Treaters gather outside the Cumberland Recreation Centre (CRI) at 4:00, before parading down Dunsmuir, stopping at businesses for candy and other surprises. Be sure to stop by the Cumberland Library for a free book before heading back to the Cumberland Recreation Centre for hotdogs and juice, and to visit the ‘Spooky Haunted Coal Mine’ at the Museum, open until 6:30pm!

On Sunday, November 1st at 4 pm join Dawn Copeman for a ghastly walking tour featuring the notorious ghosts that have haunted, and continue to haunt, our colourful little village. Delve into the haunted pasts of the ILO ILO Theatre, the Bickle house, Tarbell’s, the house with the twisted chimney, the old hospital and more.

The Spooky Haunted Coal Mine is open by donation October 21st to November 1st (closed Mondays & Tuesdays). The guided walking tours are $12, or $10 for youth and seniors, and $2-off for Museum members. Space is limited so reserve a spot by calling 250-336-2445, emailing outreach@cumberlandmuseum.ca or visiting the Museum & Archives in person.

For further information visit www.cumberlandmuseum.ca.

October 21st to November 1st, 10am-5pm: Spooky Haunted Coal Mine. By donation. (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays).

October 30th, 5pm-7pm: Interpretive Spooky Haunted Coal Mine (Older Youth and Adults).

October 30, 7pm-8:30pm: ‘Tales and Tragedies’ Guided Walking Tour with Meaghan “the Curse” Cursons.

October 31, 4:00 – 6:30pm: Trick or Treat Parade, Hot Dogs and Juice at the Cumberland Recreation Centre, and the Spooky Haunted Coal Mine.

November 1, 4pm: ‘Ghosts of Cumberland’ Guided Walking Tour with Dawn Copeman



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