Historic Tour
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Ridgway's 2018 Historic Tour of Homes is set to take place Saturday. Michelle Bogacki, board member of the Ridgway Heritage Council, said this year's event has a Halloween twist and is called Mansions and Mayhem. During the walking guided tour, six historic properties will be visited, and others along the way will be discussed. In addition to three of Ridgway's historic homes, participants will learn about the history of Dr. Udarbe's Central School and the Masonic Temple. The Elk County Historical Society will also be a stop. Bogacki said the event is also an adult trick-or-treat and encouraged participants to wear a costume. "We have found that a lot of people who attend these tours really enjoy the Hyde Murphy woodworking and the architectural Victorian design to all the styles in our neighborhood." The mansions will be followed by mayhem with a reception at the former CNB Bank on Center Street. A masquerade ball will also take place at the bank from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Bogacki said it's a unique one time opportunity to host an event in the former bank because it has since been purchased. The event is $20 per person and tours depart every 20 minutes. Proceeds will benefit the Ridgway Heritage Council's downtown revitalization program. Those interested can sign up at the Ridgway-Elk Chamber of Commerce.