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No, once you buy your tickets, you should get a confirmation by email within 24 hours and another reminder in the week before the event. Once you are confirmed we add your name to our guest list. At that point all you need to do is give your name at the door to gain entry. Although in the case that there is a mistake it does help if you can show your confirmation email to be safe.
Mr. James J. Hill of St. Paul will be hosting a special gathering in his home this spring and he would like to encourage you to dress up in your finest Victorian outfit and join him. An expedition to Egypt's Valley of the Kings has recently returned to Minnesota and Mr. Hill has arranged for them to offer a private showing of the ancient artifacts recovered from the tombs of the pharoahs. The evening will include a five course dinner in addition to the presentation from the leader of the expedition. Guests will be free to wander the main area of the house and there will also be tours after the dinner. Mr. Hill would like to caution his guests however as he has been advised that ancient Egyptian artifacts are sometimes cursed and thus good luck charms, should you have one, might be warranted.
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This story takes place in the Victorian Era, circa 1895. Mr. James J Hill has invited many of the notables from St. Paul's high society to be his guests that evening for a private showing of some ancient Egyptian artifacts.
This is an opportunituy to dress up in historical, Victorian outfits. Should you not have that, a tuxedo or evening gown should do. At the very least a suit is required for men and something elegant for the ladies.
The dinner includes 5 courses. It starts with an appetizer course that is served at 6pm during the social hour buffet style. At 6:30 guests are then seated for the salad course which is then followed by the soup course (the soup varies). Next is the entree, and in honor of our Egyptian theme we plan on doing some seasoned chicken with rice and various exotic sauces for you to choose from. And then it concludes with dessert. If there are any dietary concerns you will have a chance to let us know about them and we will be happy to make every effort to accommodate them.
Because of the number of people attending, not everyone will be a character and potential suspect. Instead, you and the other people in your party will work together as the detectives to solve the mystery that presents itself. The various suspects, witnesses, and victim will be portrayed by actors and all you have to do is figure out what is going on.
When the mystery begins, you will be presented with the basic facts of the case. The witnesses and suspects you need to talk to will be stationed in various rooms about the house. You will then have one hour in which to wander about the house and interview these people (in a group setting). You may pose questions to the person in the room or simply listen to what other people are asking. At the end of the hour, everyone will return to the main room and have some time to discuss who they think is guilty and why. Then the crowd will vote for who they wish to accuse.
It is a flat $125 per person. That includes the mystery, the 5 course dinner served by costumed servants and a tour of the house. This is a fundraiser for our lodge so we certainly appreciate the support!
In all honesty, any child under 13 would probably feel lost at this event and it wouldn't be a good value. The material will also be PG-13 with murder and adult themes involved.
Parking is strictly free street parking. The sooner you arrive, the closer spot you will get, but no one should have to park more than a block away. There is a driveway where you can drop people off, but be aware that your vehicle will need to fit through a narrow gate to do so.
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