Murder Mystery at the Library: Homicide in the Town of Dark Cloud
October 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Henry County Public Library
172 Eminence Terrace
At this program, each person will be assigned a character upon arrival. You will play your character for the full-time of the program. Each person playing will try to figure out who the murderer is by asking questions, and finding clues throughout game play. The murderer will be revealed at the end of the program.
The story: The Shade Hallow Manor is a 17th-century mansion in Dark Cloud, which is an isolated town covered in dense fog. Built in 1670 by a legendary author named Shade Hallow, the estate is now an unkempt eyesore. In his day, Mr. Hallow was beloved and treated as royalty, as his literary works were loved by all.
Shade Hallow Manor has elegant architectural features, albeit they have been weathered throughout the years. Weeds have replaced the flowering shrubs and ornamental trees that once adorned the property. The final members of the Hallow lineage passed away in the early 1700’s, leaving Shade’s estate in the hands of the townspeople. The people have neglected the place, mostly due to the legend that Shade Hallow’s ghost roams the corridors at night.
A majority of the townspeople have band together and hope to remodel and reinstate the property as a historical bed and breakfast. They believe the old estate can generate tourism and income for Dark Cloud. Most people stand behind the idea, although a few are adamantly against the pursuit – claiming the manor’s haunted and should be left alone.
Most of the dusty cobwebs have been swept away, and the Halloween bash is underway. You live in Dark Cloud and are on the fence with whether you support the idea of hosting an event there. You have been invited to attend, and this is where your story begins…
This program is for anyone 16 years old or older.
Registration required to attend. This program is currently full. To register for the waitlist, stop by the library, call us at (502) 845-5682, visit our website at www.henrylibrary.org, or visit the link below.