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Solve Historys Mysteries In Summer Series At Park

Join park staff and costumed volunteers in a live reenactment and solve a historical case during the interactive History’s Mysteries event at Columbia State Historic Park four Saturdays this summer. History’s Mysteries will occur on July 22, Aug. 5, Aug. 19 and Sept. 2, offered each time at 10 a.m.

Space is limited to 50 people. Reservations are highly recommended. Cost is $5/adults and $1/children. Due to the nature of this event, parents may find it is not appropriate for children under age 12. However, child tickets are available for $1 each. Each child under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To purchase tickets, visit the park museum or to buy online.

This year’s mystery is set in November of 1858, when Columbia Special Officer Joel McDonald is shot and killed during an “undercover” operation by two suspected robbers. These men escape immediate arrest and the entire community is on the look-out for several days trying to identify and arrest them. After watching the incident occur, visitors will have the opportunity to interview the witnesses and participate in a trial to find out what exactly happened and who is responsible.

For more information about this event or other events at Columbia State Historic Park, contact the park office at 209-588-9128.

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