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KERR MEMORIAL MUSEUM 

Special Evening Halloween Tours

Oct. 20, 21 & 27, 2023

Come to the Kerr Museum for a special evening of Halloween festivities. Tour the museum after dark and learn how Victorians celebrated this popular holiday. These tours will be enriched with dramatic lighting, festive displays and party favors for lucky guests. Last year’s special Evening Halloween Tours sold out quickly. So if you missed your chance to attend be sure to book early this year. The tours are $35 per person. Make a reservation by calling the office at 412-826-9295 and leaving your name and phone number.  

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General Tours by appointment only

Please call office and leave your phone number to make a tour reservation.

412-826-9295

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Providing an intimate experience of
history,  heritage, and home. 

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Experience the warmth and charm of life as it was lived by a small-town doctor.  Dr. Thomas R. Kerr, his wife Jessie, and daughter Virginia lived in their gracious home in Oakmont, a quaint town outside of Pittsburgh that provided an escape from the often harsh conditions of life in the city. The museum portrays middle-class family life in the late nineteenth century. This period was marked by the extremes of fabulous wealth and grinding poverty, which overshadowed the emerging middle class.

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FEATURED EXHIBIT

"Victorian Halloween "

September 11th through November 11, 2023

Did you know that many of our Halloween traditions came from the Victorian era? Today we celebrate Halloween with children dressing up in all kinds of costumes, decorating indoors and out, telling spooky stories and handing out lots of candy!!

 

However, the Victorians celebrated by attending lavish adult parties, many featuring wonderful matchmaking games. They would have made their own costumes and masks and decorated with autumn harvest items. 

 

Visit the Kerr Museum this fall to learn about a Halloween Fate Cake, the origin of the Jack-O-Lantern or how they dressed and decorated for their Halloween parties. You will also learn about the “Sick Room” and how families of the era dealt with illnesses when they were confined at home during the colder months.

Open by appointment only.

Call 412-826-9295 to book a guided tour 

 

Always a Reason to Return!!!

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EXHIBITS & EVENTS 

Reservations for Exhibit Tours or Events,

please call the Kerr Museum office at

412-826-9295

 

Victorian Halloween Traditions Exhibit

September 11th through November 11, 2023

Special Evening Halloween Tours Event

October 20th, 21st and 27th, 2023

Advanced pre-paid reservations required

Space is Limited
 

Victorian Christmas Exhibit

November 16, 2023 through January 3, 2024

Christmas Candlelight Tours Event

December 1st and 8th, 2023

Advanced pre-paid reservations required

Space is Limited

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