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Museum Holds Ghost Hunting Adventure
By Charlotte Kovalchuk, Hello Georgetown Contributor
You probably know the Williamson Museum is a hub for local history, but you might not know that it’s haunted by five spirits. Or that Luther St. Paul Miller, the original owner of the building that houses Mesquite Creek Outfitters, still watches over the place.
“Last summer, a patron even heard humming and asked the staff and docent who was humming,” museum educator Danelle Houck said. “No one else could hear the humming.” Apparently two female ghosts hum in the front exhibit that showcases the founding of Williamson County.
Most buildings on the Square are home to paranormal activity, Danelle said, and starting next month, you can explore the history and ghosts of downtown buildings during a walking tour that covers the Square.
“The goal of the tour is to share the stories of downtown Georgetown while preserving history in a fun new way,” Danelle said.
Join museum staff as they tell stories of the ghosts who have haunted local places for more than a hundred years. Ghosts of the Georgetown Square tours start at the museum, 716 South Austin Avenue, every First Friday at 8 p.m. February-November, and will begin again August 7. The tours will run rain or shine, but are subject to cancellation due to severe weather.
The museum will also offer special interactive Ghost Hunting Tours in October. The regular costumed docent-led tour leaves the museum at 7:30 p.m., and tours with heightened stories, imagery and interactive ghost hunting leave at 8 and 9 p.m. Buy your ticket early, as space is limited.
Tickets are $20 for non-museum members, and $15 for members. To buy tickets, call 512-943-1670, stop by the Museum or go to http://williamsonmuseum.org/ghost-tours.