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August 9, 2005
A midsummer's séance to be theme for Spadina Museum fundraiser
  
Toronto Culture, Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens, in partnership with
the Troubled Souls Collective, will hold a spirited fundraiser on August 25
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to benefit the world premiere of More Haunted Masters,
the follow-up to last year's sold-out theatrical hit Haunted Masters.

At the turn of the last century, much of society was fascinated by the occult
and supernatural phenomena. Spadina Museum, with its early 1900s ambiance and
restored Victorian gardens, will offer the perfect backdrop for an evening of
mysticism.

Psychics, palm readers and astrologers will be situated throughout Spadina's
beautiful grounds, and for a fee will provide guests with a reading of their
past, present and future. Also providing readings will be phrenologists -- a
popular profession in the 1900s that used the shape and size of people's
craniums to gauge their personalities. Ouija board sessions for couples and
groups will also be available.

Musical entertainment will be provided by local well-known talents, James Moyer
and Dwayne Evens. Circulating the estate will be the actors from More Haunted
Masters portraying Victorian celebrities, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The
highlight of the evening's entertainment will be hourly re-creations of a
Victorian séance. Everyone is invited to participate in this entertaining
spirit-raising.

Tickets are $25 by telephone reservation and $30 (cash only) at the door.
Admission includes light refreshments and participation in the séance. Psychic
readings are $10 each.

Evolving from a Victorian country estate to an Edwardian city mansion, Spadina
Museum was home to four generations of the wealthy Austin family. Set on six
acres of parkland, Spadina’s local and imported fine furniture and décor
reflect many artistic influences, such as Art Nouveau. Spadina Museum is a City
of Toronto historic museum located at 285 Spadina Rd. Free parking is available
next door at Casa Loma.

For more information or to request tickets call 416-392-6910.


Media contacts:

Gene Franklin Smith
Troubled Souls Collective
647-292-8540

Nancy Reynolds
Spadina Museum
416-392-6910 ext. 304



 

 

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