This story has been revised per a request from the Texarkana Museum systems.

October is almost here which means it's time to get a little spooky. The Texarkana Museums System has a fun October planned with spooky tours, painting, and a scavenger hunt.

Spooky Scavenger Hunt

This Saturday, October 2 it's the “MoRH Macabre Scavenger Hunt” at the Museum of Regional History starting at 10 AM.  Admission is $5 per person or free for TMS Members. There will be fun but creepy items to find on the hunt.


'The Talking Dead' Twighlight Walking Tour

Then in the evening, Texarkana History comes to life as performers play important people in the history of our town in the “The Talking Dead: Hillcrest Cemetery” walking living history tour starting at 7 PM



TMS Board President, Velvet Cool said in a press release,

“We’re excited to offer this guided tour of Hillcrest Cemetery again. We will be introducing new performances and new stories to tell.”



Death and Mourning Customs of Victorian Times


Then on Friday, October 15 it's "Death and Dying in the Victorian Era” at 7 PM. This will be a walking tour of downtown Texarkana. Here is where you'll learn about the burial procedures and customs of the Victorian Era. There will be an exhibit about 19th Century mourning and customs that will be a part of the tour at the end at the P. J. Ahern Home.  Tickets are $15 per person or $10 for TMS Members. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are on sale now at or call 903-793-4831..

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TMS Curator, Jamie Simmons said,

“We will have the Ahern Home parlor set up in the style of a Victorian Era house of mourning. The Victorians had dozens of rules governing how to mourn properly and how to handle a deceased loved one. The exhibit will include some slightly strange items such as hair jewelry and locally made coffins.”

Tickets are on sale now at


Painting With A Treat


On Saturday, October 16 at the Ace of Clubs House it's time for “Painting with a Treat” You'll have the chance to paint a spooky portrait of the Ace of Clubs House museum. Artist Richard “Richart” Cramer will be there too. Tickets are $25 and include all tools and supplies needed to complete the painting. This is a BYOB event starting at 2PM.

For more information call 903-793-4831 go to the website or their FaceBook page.

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