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Historical mystery and scavanger hunts taking place this week

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Updated Oct 23, 2017 at 4:25 PM

Get in the community and Halloween spirit!

For the second year, the Firelands Historical Society will host its Halloween event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. “Spirits at the Museum” returns to the Fireland’s Museum, 4 Case Ave, and visitors will be welcomed by to experience some mystery in history.

Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 18 years and younger, with tours will run every 10 minutes. Refreshments will be served at the family-friendly event. The tours are not a haunted house.

The Historical Society will also be holding a scavenger hunt, which runs through Oct. 31 and will focus on buildings and features in downtown Norwalk that most people walk by and never notice. Participants can obtain an entry form by going online to the society website, www.FirelandsMuseum.com.

Included in the form will be a group of numbered pictures of various structures and decorations in a specified area downtown. Participants will enter the address on the corresponding space on the entry sheet. All structures will be visible from public streets and sidewalks, and there may be multiple pictures from the same building. Entries must be submitted by 4 p.m. Oct. 31 to the Chamber Commerce office at 10 W. Main St. There is a limit of one submission per household.

In honor of the bicentennial, the scavenger hunt’s first prize will be $200; second prize is $75; third prize is $50 and three additional awards will be given in the amount of $25. Ties will be determined by the earliest submission, then by a coin toss if necessary. Winners will be posted online at the historical society website and contact by phone.

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