Downtown Ghost Tour dates set


Last year COVID protocols prevented the historical society from having its traditional Downtown Ghost Tour and they didn’t want to disappoint anyone by not doing anything, so they went on line with a few stories. Pictured is Julie Gilardi portraying Emma Purkepile at the Shelby County Jail during the Digital 2020 Downtown Ghost Tour.

Last year COVID protocols prevented the historical society from having its traditional Downtown Ghost Tour and they didn’t want to disappoint anyone by not doing anything, so they went on line with a few stories. Pictured is Julie Gilardi portraying Emma Purkepile at the Shelby County Jail during the Digital 2020 Downtown Ghost Tour.


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SIDNEY — The Shelby County Historical Society has announced the 14th Annual Downtown Ghost Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 13, and Thursday, Oct. 14, this year. Join the presenters as you hear stories of the lives of interesting characters from Sidney’s history.

Did you know of the attempted kidnapping of a bank employee or the mysterious death of a World War I soldier? Picture a dark car rolling past the open door of a factory where a package containing dynamite was tossed inside. Meet our Mother of the year from Sidney. Join us for a last tribute to Sidney’s famed Police Chief.

As participants gather in person this year it will be a time to stroll around the beautiful downtown and enjoy the company of others. Revitalization projects are going on all over the city and the Shelby County Historical Society has made progress with their own revitalization project in the form of a Learning and Innovation Center. The first stop will be a peek inside to see the latest updates.

Tickets are available at the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave., Sidney. Society members are $12, non-members $10, and students K-12 are $8. For more information contact the historical society at 937-498-1653.

Last year COVID protocols prevented the historical society from having its traditional Downtown Ghost Tour and they didn’t want to disappoint anyone by not doing anything, so they went on line with a few stories. Pictured is Julie Gilardi portraying Emma Purkepile at the Shelby County Jail during the Digital 2020 Downtown Ghost Tour.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/10/web1_Emma-Purkepile-2020-Ghost-Tour_Moment.jpgLast year COVID protocols prevented the historical society from having its traditional Downtown Ghost Tour and they didn’t want to disappoint anyone by not doing anything, so they went on line with a few stories. Pictured is Julie Gilardi portraying Emma Purkepile at the Shelby County Jail during the Digital 2020 Downtown Ghost Tour. Courtesy photo