Special to 1831Galion from the Galion History Center

As the leaves turn and the eerie chill of October descends, the connection between past and present is about to become a bit stronger. With that in mind, the Galion History Center is looking forward to a hauntingly fun October on its historic campus.

Brownella Cottage, at 132 South Union Street, is known as one of Ohio’s most haunted locations and was built in 1887 for Bishop William Montgomery Brown and his wife, Ella. The Cottage is beautifully preserved and features all of the Brown’s original furniture, making it an incredibly rare house museum.

Visitors have a slate of fun events to choose from for all ages. Put on your detective hat and your best 1920s era rags and solve the murder of the Brownella Cottage caretaker at a 1920s themed Murder Mystery CLUE, or join in an interactive Ghost Tour and explore the paranormal activity at the home, and don’t miss out on making Brownella Cottage a stop on your Trick-Or-Treat path during Galion community Trick-Or-Treat hours.

Roaring 20s Murder Mystery CLUE at Brownella Cottage

Saturday, October 21 at 6:00 & 8:00 PM

Put on your glad rags and get all jazzed up. There is a roaring mystery to be solved at Brownella Cottage on Saturday, October 21. Join the History Center for a live-action game of the classic whodunnit board game – CLUE.

The Caretaker at Brownella Cottage was found murdered during a dinner party and it’s up to you to solve who did it, in what room, and with what weapon – in the dark. Flashlights provided.

Tickets are $20 per player and will go on sale on the History Center website on Friday, September 29 at 10:00 AM. Games are played at 6:00 & 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 21 and will take approximately 90 mins. Ages 12+ are welcome. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best 1920s era rags.

Brownella Cottage Ghost Tours

Friday, October 27 and Tuesday, October 31 @ 8:00 PM. Tickets are $20.00 per person and must be reserved online at www.galionhistory.com/shop.

Join your hosts at Brownella Cottage for a tour full of spooky stories, metaphysical experiences, and paranormal encounters. Brownella Cottage Ghost Tours are highly interactive tours that let you experience the paranormal and learn about the history of the historic Brownella Cottage. Ages 12+ are welcome to join in on the fun.

Tickets for Ghost Tours go on sale on Friday, October 6 @ 10:00 AM. Ticketing can be found under the “Shop” tab. Space on Ghost Tours are limited and tend to sell out. Comfy shoes are a must as these tours entail a lot of walking and several sets of staircases.

Trick-Or-Treat at Brownella Cottage

Sunday, October 29 from 2:00-4:00 PM.

Brownella Cottage will be open for Galion’s community Trick-Or-Treat hours on Sunday, October 29 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Visitors will take a short walk through the main floor of Brownella Cottage that will be decorated for Halloween (nothing scary!) as volunteers pass out candy. It’s a must visit on your trick-or-treat path. As always, this event is non-ticketed and free.

If you have any questions about October events please call the History Center office at (419) 468-9338 or shoot them an email at galionhistory@gmail.com! Details and ticketing info for each event are also available on their website at www.galionhistory.com/events.