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Death Comes to the Tanner House

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Drawing upon truly Victorian practices regarding death, the Aurora Historical Society will present its signature tour of the 1857 Tanner House Museum from October 20-October 30, 2011 .
Called, this year, “Death Comes to the Tanner House: the Séance” the tour revolves around the Victorian belief that death was merely a veil drawn between two worlds and with a proper intermediary the dearly departed could still reach out to those left behind. Spiritualism was completely accepted by intelligent people, and even notables like Abraham Lincoln eagerly sought the help of seers to help them deal with grief and longing. At the Tanner House, Swinn D. Lure, Esq., “a Victorian gentleman recently arrived in Aurora” will guide guests as they experience the house, the times, the superstitions, and more.
Tours are offered on Thursdays and one Sunday at 7,8, and 9 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays at 7,8,9,10, and 11pm. Tickets are $15 per person, or $12.50 for Aurora Historical Society members. The 11:00pm tours are $20 per person, $17 for members. Guests must be at least 18 unless accompanied by adult. The experience is not recommended for those under 13.
Visit for details and to purchase tickets, or call 630-906-0650.

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