Pioneer Museum to host spooky family affair
By Randy Wise,
LANDER – Big and little monsters (and vampires, and ghosts and mummies) are invited to a fun, slightly spooky “Halloween Night at the Museum” at the Pioneer Museum in Lander.
Past years’ events have been huge hits, with hundreds of kids and adults getting thrilled by the eerie happenings at the museum.
Like last year, all of the events will be outside on the grounds of the Museum of the American West or in the Livery Stable, so dress appropriately for the weather.
New eerie Wyoming-themed stories and candy treats will be on the porches of the historic buildings on the museum grounds, and the very popular haunted hayride will run through the Pioneer Village. The rides are being done by Lander State Farm owner Justus Jacobs and his team of draft horses.
There will be Halloween crafts for kids in the Pioneer Association’s picnic shelter. A bonfire to roast marshmallows, popcorn and hot cider will be in front of the Pioneer Cabin.
The Lander High School National Honor Society will again present their haunted maze through the Livery Stable. A highlight last year, the maze was extremely popular and this year new thrills and chills await around every corner.