Masquerade Ball and Murder Mystery at the P. J. Ahern Home


Celebrate Halloween at a Masquerade Ball full of intrigue and MURDER!  The investigation begins Saturday, October 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m at the P. J. Ahern Home in Historic Downtown Texarkana, USA. Tickets are $75 for couples or $40 for individuals. TMS Member tickets are $70 for couples or $35 for individual members. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The deadline is October 22, 2019. Tickets on sale now at


The Texarkana Museums System’s latest murder mystery dinner will be set at a masquerade ball. Full costumes are optional, but all guests are asked to wear a mask in the spirit of the event.  ”The festivities will include a prize for the best, most audacious mask,” said TMS curator, Jamie Simmons. “We’re hoping to see a lot of feathers, bling, and creativity.” Other prizes will include best detective, best actor, and best histrionics, all voted on by the guests themselves. 

Characters will be assigned to guests after purchasing a ticket, but, as always, participants won’t know if they are the victim or murderer until they arrive. “Half the fun is not knowing until you arrive if your character survives the night,” adds TMS Board President, Velvet Cool. “Not everyone can be the victim, but everyone is a suspect!” Each character will also have a part to play in revealing clues, setting the stage for shocking twists, or some party-goers may even make it their mission to misdirect the other investigators. Even the victim will participate… as a ghost!


Tickets must be purchased in advance and are on sale now at or through the P. J. Ahern Home Facebook Page. Deadline is October 22. The fun begins at 6 p.m. at the P. J. Ahern Home, 403 Laurel Street, Texarkana, Arkansas. 

The Texarkana Museums System’s P. J. Ahern Home is a 1905 Classical Revival Mansion located in the heart of the Quality Hill Historic District in Downtown Texarkana, Arkansas. The Ahern Home is a designated National Register landmark that hosts programs, exhibits, and community events every fourth weekend of the month. For more information about this or future events or for tour times, call 903-793-4831, visit our website at or email

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