Monroe County Historical Museum’s popular Lantern Tour tickets on sale soon

Down the Crooked Road to Anarchy is the theme of this year’s Lantern Tours, a popular annual event, put on by the Monroe County Historical Museum.

Step back in time 200 years to an autumn Frenchtown eve in 1809, where you’re invited to attend a Harvest Soiree in honor of Michigan Territorial Governor William Hull. You’ll be filled with excitement and anticipation as you journey down the road to your destination.

But…. not all is as it seems on this cool, crisp autumn eve.

Discontent permeates the air and spies lurk everywhere. Listen closely and be on your guard for tensions are mounting and you could easily be drawn into the conspiracy.

Just who are the conspirators – the disgruntled road surveyors, the outraged Native Americans, the frustrated local militia, renegades of the Black Militia, the territorial government, or the Frenchtown inhabitants themselves?

Where will your allegiance be? Or, are you part of the conspiracy?

The candlelight guided tours take place on October 16, 17, 23, and 24 at the Navarre-Anderson Trading Post complex, 3775 North Custer Road, Monroe.

Tours begin promptly at 7:30 and last approximately one hour.

Tickets are $10 per person ($5 for 12 and under) and must be purchased in advance. Ticket price includes: admission, tour booklet, cider and doughnuts.

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2009 and can be purchased at the Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 South Monroe Street, Monroe. For further information, call 734 240-7780.

The tours are popular and always sell out, so purchase your tickets early!

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