October is a special month at the Abbey. While the Halloween season celebrates ghost and goblins, at the Abbey we celebrate the real lives of some our “residents”. It is our way to honor them and to remember their contribution to the world, or at least our little corner of it.
First, join us on October 12 as we celebrate the legendary magician Howard Thurston.
Howard Thurston was born and raised in Columbus and, although he traveled the world with his huge magic show, he never forgot to return to Columbus at least once a year for a performance for children. During Spirits & Spells, local magicians come to honor Thurston, who many still say is the greatest magician of all times. Since he is the very best in Columbus, we are thrilled to have Carroll Baker back with us. Joining Carroll are Neil Saha and John Harvey.
After the main event, come upstairs for our Death by Chocolate buffet. The magicians will join you upstairs for some up-close magic while you enjoy the buffet and a cold beverage or “spirit”.
No Halloween weekend would be complete without a visit by a few Abbey “residents”. Tales From the Crypt is our longest running and most popular event.
- Young Howard Thurston
- Oda Demorest
- George Kibler
- Estella Bostwick
- Dr. Clyde Hebble
- Freda Steube
The Abbey is beautiful by candlelight. We hope you will join us on October 25 & 26 for this fun visit with the “otherworld”. Program sells out so don’t delay in getting your tickets!