Historic Ghosts: Association to host ghost-themed tours

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Like every year during Halloween season, the Brownsville Historical Association invites the community to participate in their Haunted History and Murder Mystery Mayhem tours where attendees can learn about the historic side of the city as well as have fun with the ghost-themed events.

Tara Putegnat, executive director at Brownsville Historical Association, said the tours are a fun way for people to learn a little bit of history and about people that lived here in the past and learn some of their good stories and some of their tragic stories.

The Murder Mystery Mayhem Tour will take place at 8 p.m. today at the Old City Cemetery.

“The Murder Mystery Mayhem Tour focuses on the people that are buried there so the theme there is basically tragic-death stories,” Putegnat said.

“The characters are acted out by volunteers and we basically walk through the cemetery and tell their stories and people get to learn a little bit about the history, too.”

Next Friday, the association will host its Haunted History Tour of the downtown area where attendees will be able to learn about the historic buildings as well as ghost stories that have been heard over the years.

“The Haunted History tours are walking tours of the downtown area, so basically, the tour guide leads people to various buildings, talking about ghost stories and things that people have seen over the years and stories we’ve heard,”Putegnat said.

“A lot of them are based on real people that lived here in Brownsville.”

Putegnat said the tours are a good way for the community to learn about Brownsville’s history and have fun at the same time.

“It is a fun way for people to learn a little bit of history and about people that lived here in the past and learn some of their good stories and some of their tragic stories,” she said.

“I encourage people to try and join us and learn a little bit about our historic site.”

To keep everyone safe, face masks and temperature checks will be enforced for each participant and there will also be a limit of attendees to about 20 per tour.

“Since it is outside, it makes people feel a little bit more comfortable but we are taking the precautions that we would for any other event,” Putegnat said.

For more information or to make a reservation, call the museum at (956) 548-1313.

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