It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

I was invited to visit Hammond Castle on Magnolia Ave and decided the Spiritualism Specialty Tour might be interesting for me. It was a (classic) dark and stormy night last Thursday when I joined about 15 other people for the tour to discuss the Spiritualism movement and the Hammond connections to the period in history. Lori and Caleb were the tour guides and each presented interesting factual accounts of the history of the movement and the Hammonds’ interest in it. It was a fairly academic presentation–not frivolous in nature. We moved slowly through the rooms in the castle on the hour long tour taking note of artifacts and stories connected to spiritualism. No hauntings, but ghostly moody lighting enhanced the experience. There are little-noticed details everywhere, so look up if you go. These tours are held on Thursday evenings in October so time is running out if this is something you might be interested in. Tickets and information available here. It’s an interesting way to spend a Thursday evening in October!

One thought on “It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

  1. I visited the Castle 2-weeks ago. While looking at the collection of his many books in the library, I felt someone (or something) place their hand on my shoulder. When I turned around there was no one there. I like to think it was Mr. Hammond saying hello.


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