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C. P. Huntington Railroad Society hosting murder mystery theater

Published 10:47am Monday, September 26, 2011

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society presents “The Murdered Mistress on the New River Train,” an interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Party Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22, nightly at 7 p.m., at Heritage Station at 210 11th St., in Huntington.

The “Murder and Merriment” group will provide the entertainment each night.

“The Murdered Mistress” focuses on the 2012 Presidential campaign trail, as U.S. Sen. Joe Jackson is traveling by train throughout West Virginia with his family and staff, campaigning for President. Unfortunately, murder, scandal, and intrigue threaten to destroy his bid for the highest office in the land.

This is the fifth Murder Mystery presented at Heritage Station within the last year.

Crumpets and Tea will be serving a catered dinner to the guests. Tickets are $40 each and must be reserved by calling 1-866-639-7487. The first 40 guests each night will have the opportunity to eat dinner on the Pullman Dining Car at Heritage Station.

Since 1966, the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society has presented the world-renowned New River Train excursions through the beautiful New River Gorge in southern West Virginia. As one of the newest national parklands, the “Grand Canyon of the East” along the New River is aglow in fall colors in mid to late October.

Nearly 4,000 visitors and travelers depart from Huntington on this train excursion during the two week period in October.

The Railroad Historical Society is sponsoring the Murder Mystery to provide additional entertainment to these out-of-town guests as well as to local mystery theatre audience members. It is also another opportunity to

showcase the local theatrical talent in the Huntington area and strengthen the value of this community. The sponsoring organization is a non-profit 501©3 organization and is operating the train trip and murder mystery to

help fund restoration of railroad equipment, maintain its museum, and associated railroad historical projects.

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