Current Exhibits

October 04, 2018 through November 04, 2018

J. Gilbert Smith House

In the spirit of Halloween, the J. Gilbert Smith House will be shrouded in mourning as visitors experience how death influenced life, and discover where many folk beliefs about bad luck and death originated.

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For the brave at heart, special nighttime tours of the J. Gilbert Smith house will be offered where visitors will learn in-depth about Victorian death traditions and superstitions, and investigate evidence of whether paranormal activity exists in the house today.

The Smith¬†family (the home’s only owners) hails from Yorkshire, and many of these superstitions are of Western European origin.

Spirits and spooks will lead special nighttime tours:

Space is limited, call to RSVP your spot at 650.948.9427 x11