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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 | A Séance Experience exhibition opening

September 19, 2019

Join us at THEMUSEUM on September 19, 2019, for the opening of our newest immersive exhibition AFTERLIFE | A Seance Experience, Featuring the Ghost of Thomas Lacey. The evening will feature a first look at the experience animated by the Ghost of Thomas Lacey, intimate and engaging programming, spirits and refreshments. Event runs 7pm-10pm and is 19+. Cash bar. Tickets are non-refundable.

Masquerade | Succumb to the Eve of St. George

October 31, 2019

Experience the Eve of St. George with an immersive theatrical performance by Transcen|Dance Project. This unnerving and seductive evening extends past the realm of reality to submerge guests in a night of unchartered mystery. Donned in black, white and red, guests wander 3 floors of space, choosing their own path where each step provokes the story unfolding before them.

With the performers as your guide and your mask as your keeper, who will you become when no one knows who you are?


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