Released June 28, 2016

Corydon Capitol to host ‘Murder at the Treasury’


Contact: Bec Riley, 812.738.4890, [email protected]

CORYDON, Ind. – The public is invited to Murder at the Treasury, Corydon Capitol State Historic Site’s sixth annual interactive Murder Mystery on Saturday, August 6 at 6 p.m.

The mystery, held at the First State Office Building, 417 Mulberry St. in downtown Historic Corydon, has been specially written by staff for the Indiana bicentennial and takes place in Corydon in 1816.

“This interactive event lets guests explore their creative side. Each year we are always impressed by the amazing costumes and acting abilities of our guests,” said Laura Spalding, Corydon Capitol State Historic Site program developer. “There is no script for the event, so guests can truly be as creative as they wish. We just ask that guests dress the part and bring their wildest imaginations to the murder mystery dinner.”

The First State Office Building will be transformed into a dinner party in 1816 where guests, playing real historical figures from Corydon’s capital period, will all gather for dinner and a mystery. Prior to the event, each attendee will receive full details of their character and role. Over dinner, guests will evaluate the clues to discover the murderer and solve the mystery.

No experience is necessary, only a good imagination and the ability to scheme and have fun are required.

Admission is $25 per person and includes a formal dinner. Reservations are required before August 1.

For more information on this event or to make reservations, please contact Bec Riley, site manager at 812.738.4890 or [email protected].

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Corydon Capitol State Historic Site is located in Harrison County in southern Indiana. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Corydon became the Indiana Territory capitol in 1813 and Indiana’s first state capital in 1816. From the square, Federal-style limestone capitol to the brick Governor’s headquarters, Corydon is where visitors can discover how the Indiana Territory developed into the great Hoosier state it became. For more information, call 812.738.4890 or email [email protected].