By Pam Russell of the Lake Bluff History Museum
This weekend, October 27 and 28, spirits descend upon Lake Bluff to bring the darker side of Lake Bluff’s past to life during the Lake Bluff History Museum’s biennial Ghost Walk.
The Village has already begun to transform into the “Ghostal Community” that will take over for two scary nights, with graveyards, a hearse, spider webs and scary creatures appearing around town.
The ghoul-guided Ghost Walk resurrects true stories from Lake Bluff’s past and retells them “with a twist.” Scenes are performed by a cast of local volunteers, and are performed in various locations in downtown Lake Bluff, thanks to local businesses and the Village of Lake Bluff. This year’s Ghost Walk features new material guaranteed to entertain and thrill the audience.
This event, hosted by the Lake Bluff History Museum, is the museum’s primary fundraising effort. Tours depart every 15 minutes—from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday—from the Lake Bluff History Museum, 127 Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff. Each tour is approximately 90 minutes long. Additional information about the event can be obtained from the Ghost Walk web site, www.ghostwalklakebluff.com or by calling 847-295-2337.
Tickets must be purchased for a specific time slot and are selling fast. They may be purchased online at ghostwalklakebluff.com or at the museum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 28. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children (eighth grade and under).