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THEMUSEUM delves into the AFTERLIFE with a series of immersive experiences that will lift the veil to the world beyond.

AFTERLIFE | A Séance Experience Featuring The Ghost of Thomas Lacey will explore the themes surrounding death that are meant to challenge and enlighten, while plunging you head-first into the question – What does death mean to you?

AFTERLIFE the exhibition culminates with an intimate séance experience with actual recordings from the 1960s. With the help of audio documentary, The Ghost of Thomas Lacey, guests are transported back to the Kitchener home of Otto Smith, to the Séance Room, where the original séances took place.

The Ghost of Thomas Lacey is created by Erin MacIndoe Sproule and Rebecca Swabey from Anthroscope Media in collaboration with the Special Collections & Archives, University of Waterloo Library. 

AFTERLIFE | A Séance Experience will also feature local award-winning graphic artist Vincent Marcone who uses pseudonym My Pet Skeleton, as well as Mere Phantoms, a Montreal based duo made up of artists Maya Ersan and Jaimie Robson. Also displayed in the exhibition will be Michèle Karch-Ackerman and Canadian mixed media artist Heather Murray.


AFTERLIFE | The Séance Experience

Delve into the AFTERLIFE with this unique guided experience, featuring The Ghost of Thomas Lacey. Tour through the many rooms of our newest exhibition for an intimate, immersive look beyond the veil. Your experience will culminate with an exclusive listen to Thomas Lacey’s seances, led by Thomas himself. The experience will run for one hour, please arrive 15 minutes before the time that you select. Tickets are $12.99.

These will take place every Wednesday until the exhibition closes on January 12th. Check out our events calendar for dates and times. 

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