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Albion’s downtown torch-lit tours have different starting location

Posted 12 September 2019 at 7:27 am

Press Release, Orleans County Department of History

ALBION – The torch-lit tours of historic downtown Albion scheduled for Friday and Saturday will gather at Tinsel, 160 N. Main Street, north of the Canal (instead of 34 E. Park Street). The tours will conclude at Courthouse Square.

Matthew Ballard, Orleans County Historian, will lead guests on a night-time tour of downtown Albion at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Come hear the stories of the disappearance of William Morgan, Nehemiah Ingersoll’s crafty plan to secure the county seat, the murder of Pierpont Dyer, Albert Warner’s theft of thousands from the First National Bank of Albion, the murder of Alice Wilson, and many more. Guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight and to wear comfortable shoes.

The tours are free and open to the public, no advanced registration is required. Tours will take place rain or shine (unless thunderstorms are forecasted), so bring an umbrella or jacket in case of inclement weather.

Tinsel will host food options for guests on both evenings and offer a special discount to tour participants. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to support local businesses and to grab a bite to eat before the tours: Dubby’s Wood Fired Pizza, on Friday, starting at 5 p.m.; The Chuck Wagon, on Saturday, starting at 5 p.m.

A special thank you to Tinsel, Dubby’s Wood Fired Pizza, The Chuck Wagon, and the Downtown Browsery for their support!

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