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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 01:28 am

Blast for the past


The 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry marches into formation with the Springfield Art Association to fire up the Edwards Place mansion for Haunted Nights of History Oct. 20-21. Commemorating the Civil War’s 150th anniversary, the brigade is setting up the historical rooms with a light-hearted, spirited look at the past during this era. Rumor has it that the mansion is haunted. Perhaps you’ll get a shot of a real ghost. If not, you’ll see reenactors performing a funeral in the parlor along with other spooky, haunted-house surprises. Tours take place every 15 minutes. Make time before or after your tour to visit the art gallery and view the current Partners on Paper exhibit, On and Of Paper. The exhibit opening is from 5-7 p.m., but the exhibition can be viewed until 9 p.m. More info is available at

Haunted Nights of History
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21, 7-9pm
Springfield Art Association
700 N. Fourth Street
$5 adults, $3 kids