UMBC’s History Department and the Folger Shakespeare Library Host a Virtual Escape Room: The Ghost of Blithfield Hall: A Special Paleographical Mystery
At Blithfield Hall, the ancestral seat of the Bagot family, the ghost of an ancestor roams the corridors. A cache of family letters has been discovered, which seems to hold the answer to the spirit’s unrest. The only problem? These missives were penned in the early 17th century, and other paranormal investigators have failed to make sense of them. It’s up to you to decipher the documents, solve the puzzles, and free the ghost.
Bring your paleographical knowledge and form teams to play, in this live virtual experience. (Small teams of three or four are ideal, but you are welcome to play with a partner or by yourself.)
Reservations are required for this event and can be made athttps://forms.gle/xbibi4j4FUYAKVa57
Want to brush up on early modern handwriting in the meantime? Check out this https://folgerpedia.folger.edu/List_of_online_resources_for_early_modern_English_paleography in the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Folgerpedia!