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A house more than 100 years old is bound to have its ghost stories. The famed Molly Brown House Museum, which was built in 1889, is no exception. The house has changed hands many times—it’s been a private residence, an apartment complex for young men, and a home for wayward girls. Now, as an educational museum, the former home of Margaret “Molly” Tobin Brown—the philanthropist, socialite, and activist who survived the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titantic—is undergoing a $1 million restoration, which makes the home an excellent site for paranormal activity.
“We get solicitations from paranormal investigators all the time,” says museum curator Nicole Roush. Inspired in part by these ghosthunters and in part by questions about hauntings from regular museum-goers, the staff decided to host a nighttime fundraiser dedicated to intrepid spirit seekers, dubbed “The Afterlife of Margaret Brown.”
On February 13, guests are invited to explore the historic building and learn more about the ghosts that might inhabit it. With help from Paulette “Mamma” Moon, Chris Moon, and Windy Lucero—psychic mediums and paranormal investigators—attendees will embark on a guided tour, where they will learn more about the history of the Molly Brown House and those who have previously lived in it. “We’re taking down the velvet ropes,” says Roush. “It’s a rare and unique opportunity for guests to see the museum late at night.”
Proceeds from the event will benefit restoration of the museum.
Get spooked: Saturday, 8 p.m. to midnight; Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St.; $79