Here at Mile High Youth Corps, Halloween is a big deal! We’re already thinking about how to celebrate the holiday this year, with Corpsmembers preparing for Boo-Yah (a full-on haunted house and party at our Headquarters) and animated conversations in the office about who will win this year’s prize for best costume. We’re even taking the festivities to a new level by adding a spooky twist to our annual fall fundraising event, introducing Wunder-Kammer. I’m sure you’re wondering, “What the heck is Wunder-Kammer?”
MHYC's Brigid McRaith, Director of Programs and Kelly Causey, Executive Director celebrate Halloween at Boo-Yah in 2010
The name “Wunder-kammer” is a German word meaning “wonder room” or a cabinet of curiosities. Popular in the 16th century, cabinet of curiosities describes rooms filled with objects related to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art and antiquities. While these cabinets were similar to modern-day museums, one of their distinguishing characteristics was the undefined categorical boundaries of the collections on display. Our take on this concept will be to present a MHYC-themed cabinet of curiosities, highlighting how MHYC helps youth create their own world of curiosity and marvel – a future with no boundaries where the possibilities seem infinite!
Of course, themes are great, but the kicker is that Wunder-Kammer takes place at a real haunted house. The Croke-Patterson-Campbell Mansion in Denver’s Capitol Hill is one of the most famous haunted mansions in Denver.
The Croke-Patterson-Campbell Mansion in Denver's Capitol Hill will be the venue for Wunder-Kammer, MHYC's 2011 fall fundraising event.
As a guest of Wunder-Kammer, you’ll have the unique opportunity to visit this historic house while supporting the Corps! For the most curious and adventurous, you can even participate in a ghost hunt, led by Spirit Paranormal Investigators
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 6-9pm
Location: The Croke-Patterson-Campbell Mansion at 420 E. 11th Avenue in Denver
Tickets: $50, available online at http://www.milehighyouthcorps.org/myhc-events
Featuring: Seasonal fare, rare and delectable wines, and the opportunity to experience one of Denver’s most famous haunted mansions. Creative or casual attire welcome.
Ghost hunt: Add a ghost hunt with Spirit Paranormal Investigators for just $20. Ghost hunt takes place from 9-10pm.
See you on October 26th!
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