Opera House & Museum After Dark Guided Tour

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Experience A Very Special Friday The 13th! What phantoms roam the Opera House? What happens at the Porter County Museum after the lights go out? Experience history after dark inside two of Porter County’s most historic venues. Muster the courage to tour the PoCo Muse and the Memorial Opera House with Executive Directors Kevin Matthew Pazour and Scot PJ MacDonald. Learn about the paranormal occurrences and other weird history connected with these buildings if you dare.

For more information and tickets, visit: http://www.memorialoperahouse.com/416/Memorial-Opera-House-PoCo-Muse-Guided-To

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