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Route 66 in Punta Gorda!

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Sunday, June 23, 2019
3-5 PM

The Women’s Club
116 Sullivan Street

Come with your family, friends and neighbors to see the episode of Route 66 filmed in Punta Gorda in 1963. You’ll see Punta Gorda 56 years ago. What changed? What stayed the same? Food and drinks available for purchase. Stay tuned for more details!

A portion of the proceeds are to benefit the Punta Gorda Historical Society.

A Private Paranormal Investigation

Participate in a real-life paranormal investigation! Join 10 other ghost hunters for a private spirit expedition at the historic Price House in History Park. Engage with paranormal investigation leader, Richard J. Ferrara and historical researcher, Evie Alexander. Bring your own equipment or use ours.

This house has a credible history of ongoing paranormal activity. As a plus, the original Punta Gorda jail, called the Calaboose, is located behind the house and is available for investigation.

Space is limited to 11 participants and must be reserved in advance.

Saturday November 17, 2018
7-11 PM

$29 per ticket. Bring your own beverages and snacks as needed. A portion of the ticket price is donated to the Punta Gorda Historical Society.

A Victorian Séance: Party Like It’s 1899!!!

Believers and skeptics welcome!

During this two-hour time travel adventure, you’ll learn about life in the Victorian era. The Victorian era was inspired by ingenuity and invention. It was an epoch of hope and possibilities, of adventure and romance, of exploration and discovery. The Steampunk movement is a celebration of Victorian ideals and imagination. Whether you’re a believer like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or a skeptic like Harry Houdini, you’ll enjoy:

  • a lively presentation about the zeitgeist of the Victorian age, the rise of spiritualism, and how these factors converged to influence the new town of Punta Gorda
  • a demonstration of the secret language of the fan as practiced by Victorian ladies
  • an introduction to standard supernatural communication tools like the talking board, pendulum, dowsing rods, paranormal investigation tools, etc.
  • a Victorian séance re-enactment
  • private access to a historic home

Tickets are $39 for adults 18 and over. Tickets must be purchased in advance. A percentage of the ticket price is donated to the Punta Gorda Historical Society.

What to bring: Reading glasses, as needed. A beverage.

Come as you are or come dressed as your favorite Victorian / Steampunk character.

Scheduled every Sunday in October at the Price House in History Park.

NOTE: The parking lot at History Park may be closed due to expansion and repaving throughout the month of October. Street parking is allowed along Shreve and W. Charlotte. But a more fun option is to park downtown at the free Herald Court parking garage and call the free electric car shuttle service, Nickel Ride, for a lift to History Park. (855) 937-3733

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