Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Pinkertonian Mystery at the New York Historical Society

We were given free tickets to the Pinkertonian Mystery at the New York Historical Society for free for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are  our own based on our experience.
Me - The Pinkertonian Mystery at the New York Historical Society, wow! It was so much fun. There were so many people there, a lot more than I expected. At first, we were playing an intense game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. I've never played such an intense game of Rock, Paper Scissors before. Then, they split us up into teams. They gave somebody  on each team a map we had to go around the museum and talk to different people and try to solve the mystery of who stole the jewels. The people were all actors playing different characters in the mystery. In our group, my dad got the map. He generally has a bad sense of direction as does everyone in my family except my grandfather. We managed to find our way around though. The actors were really good. They never broke character. In the end all the groups got back together. Each group got to say who they thought committed the crime. Then, the true answer was revealed. Two of the groups guessed right but not ours. It was still really really fun to participate in, and I would recommend it.
Mom - There are so many great reasons to participate in the Pinkertonian Mystery at the New York Historical Society. It gives you the opportunity to learn about  a period of  American history (although not all of the characters and events involved in the mystery are based on real characters and events some are). It gives you the opportunity to spend time in a museum participating not just observing. It gives you the opportunity to work as part of a group to solve a mystery. It gives you the opportunity to observe great actors, who are part of the LiveInTheater company,  performing at their best and interact with them while they do. It gives you the opportunity to visit one of New York City's great museums and while you are there visit some (or all) of the other current exhibits. Even if you only participate in the mystery, you will see other parts of the museum while you are just walking around the museum interviewing characters and trying to solve the mystery. Best of all, it will give you the opportunity to do something unique and fun.
And that's our view. What do you think would be the best part of participating in The Pinkertonian Mystery at the New York Historical Society?

Tune in tomorrow for our newest feature Funtivity Friday,

photos supplied by the New York Historical Society

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