L’-au-dela’ (The Other World)
This Halloween, the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site Interpretive Center will host L’-au-dela’ (The Other World) on Monday, October 31 as part of Medora’s Halloween activities. Three vignettes will depict the séances attended by the Marquis de Mores in Paris, France in 1895-96 based on actual newspaper accounts. These haunting re-enactments will recount the Marquis de Mores’ visits to soothsayers and mediums prior to his ill-fated expedition across the African desert that eventually resulted in his death in 1896, five days short of his 38th birthday.
The interpretive center is part of the 128-acre state historic site that interprets the enterprises of the Marquis de Mores, the French nobleman and entrepreneur who in the 1880s ran a cutting-edge meat packing plant in Medora, the town he founded and named after his wife. Visitors to the interpretive center will see the permanent exhibit, Rails, Ranching and Riches: The Marquis de Mores in Dakota, which tells the story of the Marquis de Mores (1858-96). His family’s 26-room summer home includes thousands of original artifacts. Featured is a smaller-scale refrigerator car, along with the Deadwood, an original stagecoach from the Marquis’s Deadwood and Medora Stage and Forwarding Company.
Refreshments will be available. The event is suitable for all ages 12 years and older. There is limited seating. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To pre-register, call the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site Interpretive Center at (701) 623-4355.