Murder Mystery Evening at the DAR Museum!

Written by: Katie Cannon, DAR Museum Curator of Education
November 14, 2019

Whodunnit? That’s what DAR Museum guests had to figure out at the October 24 event Get a Clue: A Murder Mystery Evening. Guests to this sold-out event became detectives to figure out the suspect, weapon, and room where the murder took place. The twist? The rooms were all period rooms in Memorial Continental Hall, and the weapons were museum objects.

Guests commented that their favorite parts of the evening were the “beautiful building!” and “exploring the museum.” They were impressed with how the event blended seamlessly with the museum collections, as they had to look closely at the museum period rooms and objects to find the clues.

The majority of guests were visiting for the first time, so events like this one expand our audience and invite newcomers to the building.

If you’d like a taste of the event, can you solve this puzzle to determine the correct room? The room where the murder took place…

  • Does not have a floor covering (rug or carpet)
  • Has book(s)
  • Has a bench

The options: bedroom, dining room, kitchen, library (click each link to see an image of the room)

 

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Answer: Dining Room (The New Jersey Period Room isn’t normally interpreted as a dining room but sometimes it turns into one for special events. For the murder mystery, even the period rooms were in disguise!)

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