Museum Tradition Marks Major Milestone

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An Indiana family Halloween tradition turns 50 this month. When it was launched in 1964, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis Haunted House was viewed as an unconventional way to raise money and connect with the community. Today, it is billed as the nation's oldest haunted house and serves the museum's biggest fundraiser. The Children's Museum Guild created and continues to manage the attraction. In a Studio(i) interview, Guild President Alli Stitle talks about the economic impact and the volunteer hours necessary to put on the iconic event. The year's haunted house theme is Time Warp: 50 Years of Fear and features a look back at five "dead-cades" of the attraction with 3-D effects.