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Halloween at Watkins Museum of History

Trick-or-treaters scavenged the neighborhoods last night, but they also ventured into the Watkins Museum of History.

The museum displayed Halloween spirit with its fourth annual Halloween at the Watkins. Activities included candy giveaways, a ghost scavenger hunt around the second floor gallery and costume contests.

Collections Manager Brittany Keegan says the free event brought in upwards of 1,500 visitors. She says it was a great way for the museum to be involved in the community.

“The main goal of the event is to just get to know some of the families that are coming downtown. We want to make sure people know that we’re in the community, and that we’re a place that people can go,” says Keegan.

The next big event at Watkins is the Tails and Traditions Holiday Festival on December 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and takes place during the Christmas parade on Mass Street.