Museum to host open house

WYANDOTTE — For those who were not able to obtain a ticket for the Wyandotte Museum’s annual Cemetery Walk, which sold out during the first week tickets went on sale, the museum will host a Halloween Open House, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Ford-MacNichol House, 2610 Biddle Ave.

Admission is free.

The open house will showcase a funeral in the parlor and as wells a Halloween party display from 1910.

Museum Director Jody Egen said the event was started eight years ago to allow people who were unable to go to the Cemetery Walk a chance to see the festive Halloween exhibits. More than 500 people viewed the exhibits at the 2014 open house.

“We had a really, really great attendance,” said Egen, who anticipates just as many people this year.

The Cemetery Walk is popular, but is run by volunteers. Egen said it is hard to get enough volunteers for one weekend, let alone two.

“We are limited, because of our volunteers,” she said. “We don’t have the manpower to accommodate adding an additional weekend.”