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Bringing Local History to Life: Ghosts of Anoka - A Virtual Tour

Date: Oct 12th, 2013

Stories abound in Anoka of odd happenings and eerie encounters. There is a house where the rocking chair rocks with no one sitting in it. A business in town has employees who won't enter parts of the building because of the woman seen only in a mirror. There are doors that lock themselves, displays that change on their own, cold drafts.....might they all speak of things unexplained? Join us at the Northtown Library on Saturday, October 12th at 2:00 pm to learn about the stories of the supernatural in Anoka. Northtown Library is located at 711 County Road 10 NE in Blaine.

"This is a great way to get in the spirit of the season and better acquainted with our local history," said Anoka County Commissioner Scott Schulte.

This slide show presentation will take you on a virtual walk through historic neighborhoods of Anoka. You'll see photos of homes and businesses that have been privy to some unexplained events, while your guide shares real stories that have been brought to the Anoka County Historical Society by the people who live and work in these buildings. Sixty percent history, forty percent folklore; these stories are just part of the fun you will experience on your Virtual Ghosts of Anoka tour!

"Are the stories real or imagined? Only you can decide," said Library Board Vice President Melanie Keister, "Learn more about local mysteries and the real historic events behind the stories."

This program is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited. Ghosts of Anoka – A Virtual Tour is sponsored by the Anoka County Library, presented by the Anoka County Historical Society, and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information about this and other library programs, call 763-712-2322 or visit your local Anoka County Library.