Wynnewood State Historic Site

Visitors hear stories about the Victorian Wynnewood family

Murder, medicine and bereavement is a sold-out topic. Crowds gathered for the second annual tour to hear family stories and stroll the grounds of Wynnewood State Historic Site in Castilian Springs on October 8.

Like last year, the event sold out fairly quickly, leaving Historic Castalian Springs staff discussing the possibility of arranging additional tour dates next year, even outside of spooky season.

“We’ll be doing this event again (next year) and we’ve even talked about doing it outside of October,” said Tonya Staggs, executive director of Historic Castalian Springs – a welcome addition for those who haven’t. could get tickets the last two. years.

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For those lucky enough to have snagged a ticket, staff hope visitors have come to understand families like the Wynnes who died more than a century ago.

“One of the things that we’re really trying to bring home is that even though these things seem alien and strange to us, maybe that’s how people have dealt with their grief and how people have dealt with the grief of the loss of loved ones,” the executive director of Castalian Springs said. said Tonya Staggs.

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