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Halloween Kickoff Party – starts our 50th Anniversary celebration in 2024

One Time Event
10/21/2023 - 10/21/2023
Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum Franklin NC 28734

Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum is hosting a Halloween Kickoff Party to begin our 50th Anniversary celebration.  The Halloween Kickoff Party will feature several historical ghosts representing the Old Jail’s past from the mid 1800’s through the original Grand Opening of the Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum in 1974.  Guests will be able to have conversations with such ghosts as an old Jailor trying to get the jail built; a prisoner’s girlfriend trying to sneak in a hacksaw to help her boyfriend escape; or the old miner looking for his lost collection.

Come dressed as your favorite Gem Miner, Prisoner, Jailor, or in retro-1970’s bell bottoms and receive FREE Trick-or-Treat snacks, apple cider, and other refreshments.  There will be games and prizes along with ghostly tour presentations.  As always, the Museum is FREE to the public and the gift shop will be open to make some great purchases.

Join us for this spooktacular event as we prepare for our 50th Anniversary!  Our Anniversary celebration will be on Saturday, May 25, 2024.  A special thanks to the Franklin Gem & Mineral Society and a grant from the Macon County Community Funding Pool for helping to sponsor this event.

If you are interested in joining the Franklin Gem & Mineral Society to help the Museum, you can visit the Museum and Wednesday – Saturday, noon to 4pm in October or go online to our website to obtain an application to become a member.