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Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tours
October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
One event on December 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Explore the world without ever leaving Dayton, as you go behind the scenes at the Museum! Join us as we head into the vault for guided, themed tours throughout the year. From a spooky experience just in time for Halloween to a dive into the travels of famous – and not-so-famous! – Daytonians, each tour will showcase highlights from the Society’s 1.8 million item Collection and give guests a unique peek into histories of various cultures around the world.
Reservations for this limited program are $50 per person; $45 for members. All proceeds support ongoing conservation for the Collection.
**Tour Dates w/ a New Theme Each Time**
(For complete descriptions & details, visit: http://boonshoftmuseum.org/experience-more/collections1/collections-tours/)
Amulets and Superstitions
Thursday, October 24 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Join the Collections staff on a 90-minute, eerily fun tour of the collections to learn more about ancient superstitions from across the world.
Ancient Civilizations and Complex Culture
Thursday, December 12 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Hidden from view, deep in the heart of the museum lie 1.8 million objects with stories of ancient cultures that flourished long ago. Do you want to view samurai armor worn by a Japanese warrior, a robe from the imperial dynasty, or a mummified cat from Ancient Egypt? Join this tour for a 90-minute family-friendly special selection of objects with stories that reveal ancient mysteries.