A Detective Comes to Town: The Sherlock Holmes Exhibit

DUBUQUE, IA – Now in the news, there has been a murder at a local museum. The game’s afoot, Watson!

Crime Tools ImageDon’t panic; we are only talking about the new exhibit hosted in the Woodward building of the National Mississippi River Museum. Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery has been capturing the hearts of amateur detectives around Dubuque, drawing people of all ages to the museum.

Visitors to the exhibit are tasked to solve a murder mystery using their wits and deductive skills, similar to the way in which Holmes solved his cases.Investigators Image Two

Meyer ImageWhen asked what benefit this provided the community, Allen Meyer, an actor in the exhibit, said, “It’s an art and entertainment exhibit, and it involves reading and history, Victorian times and also the literature of, uh, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle….”

Each of the rooms of the Clocktower Mystery include clues which guests of all ages need to examine in order to solve the crime. Sorry, LCTV will not spoil the solution.Clues One Image

Facts about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are available for hardcore fans of Sherlock Holmes, and certain aspects of Victorian society are introduced through both text and artifacts.Arthur Conan Doyle Image

The exhibit will be at the Mississippi River Museum until April 17, 2016, so get over there and join in the fun.

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