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Voices from Danville's Past: A Historical Halloween Tour October 29-30, 2010

Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October, 30, 2010

Step back in time to meet some of Danville’s earliest citizens.

Who was Danville’s first mayor and how did he get here?  What young lady literally was frightened to death? What is the story of two young sisters and their dolls? How was a grave involved in a bank robbery?  What does the term ‘saved by the bell” have to do with a cemetery?  Learn the answer to these questions and more as the inhabitants of a historic cemetery appear out of the dark to tell their story.

Historic Halloween returns for the first time since 2006. This guided tour incorporates costumed re-enactors who tell the stories of those interred in Grove Street Cemetery, Danville’s oldest.  The tour is recommended for adults and mature children. Wear walking shoes and bring a flashlight.

On Saturday night, October 30, the Danville Historical Society will present their first annual Jack-o-Lantern Walk in the neighborhood around the Sutherlin Mansion, now the home of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.

This tour is recommended for Adults & Mature children only.

  • Tickets are $10 each
  • Tours are limited to 25 people
  • Tours begin on the half-hour from 7:00-8:00 each night
  • Approximate length of each tour is one hour
  • Tours begin at the museum
Tickets are on sale at the
Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
Tuesday -- Friday
10:00 am --5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
2:00 -- 5:00 pm