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Historical reenactors at last year’s Night at the Museum. Courtesy photo.




Night at the Museums

Where: Millyard Museum and SEE Science Center, 200 Bedford St., Manchester 
When: Friday, Oct. 30, 7 to 11 p.m.
Cost: $30 per person or $50 per couple
Visit: manchesterhistoric.org




Halloween night out
Manchester museums host costume party for adults

10/29/15
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



Adults who want to celebrate Halloween this year but avoid the bar or nightclub scene can dress up and head to Night at the Museums, a 21+ costume party at the Millyard Museum and SEE Science Center, on Friday, Oct. 30.

The Manchester Historic Association has held this event in the past, but with a more family-friendly focus. This will be the first adult-only Night at the Museums, and the first year partnering with the Science Center. 
“It’s a fun way for our organizations to work together, to have a Halloween party that adults can enjoy while also seeing the museums,” said Suzanne DiBella-Olson, museum educator at the Historic Association, who is coordinating the event. 
Guests are encouraged to wear costumes, but they’re not required. There will be hors d’ouevres and a cash bar with a few special drinks in the spirit of the event. The Manchester Community Music School will provide live music on one level while a DJ and dance floor will be on another. 
A fun scavenger hunt will take guests around the museums, both of which have recently opened new exhibits to explore. The Science Center’s “Dinosaurs” features six species of dinosaurs including sea creatures, a pterosaur and a 22-foot-long Tyrannosaurus Rex. The Millyard Museum’s new “Manchester Hall of Fame” is an interactive display of famous people from Manchester. DiBella-Olson said that while some hall-of-famers are very well-known, there are “some surprises on there too.” 
Night at the Museums will continue its tradition of having costumed reenactors from Manchester history. Guests will meet at least 10 different characters, including a female inventor, a 1930s fire-fighter, a famous author and more. The reenactors will be stationed near exhibits that relate to them in some way. 
“[The event] would be great for a date or a group get-together, as another option instead of going to a bar,” DiBella-Olson said. “People can come up with fun costumes, enjoy being in the community and do something out of the ordinary for Halloween.”  
A silent auction will have various items up for bid, including gift baskets from Angela’s Pasta; gift certificates for The Majestic Theatre, Cotton restaurant and other local businesses; and a Beer of the Month subscription from Amoskeag Beverages, where the winner will receive a case of beer every month for a year. 





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