Learn a bit about the past by indulging in some good old fashioned, spooky fun!

This October, the Grout Museum of History and Science in Waterloo is offering some exciting and educational activities and events. One in particular seems like a perfect October outing.

It's called Strolling with the Spirits and will give people the chance to learn about local history in a unique way.

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Guests will learn about the figures by exploring the Waterloo Cemetery and meeting some ghostly figures.

Townsquare Media - Shawn McKenna
Townsquare Media - Shawn McKenna

Officials from the Grout Museum encourage people of all ages to go and check it out.

"This is a fun and educational event for all ages–there's nothing spooky about our spirits!"

The "spirits" are actually important historical figures from the Cedar Valley brought to life by local performers. This year's gaggle of ghosts are:

  • Rensselaer Russell
  • William Hammond
  • John M Snowden
  • Lillian Richards Russell Lamson
  • Charity Love Powell Virden
  • Mary Lichty Speicher

The event is slated to take place on Saturday, October 21st at the Waterloo Cemetery on 1830 Kimball Avenue. There will be two tours over the course of the day, one kicking off at 3:30 PM and the other at 7:00 PM.

Officials say that when you are registering, you should indicate which of these tour times you are most interested in.

Registration Costs:

Adult: $12

Adult Member: $10

Child: $12

Child Member: $10

To register for the event, make sure to go check out the official event website and register here.

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