Mystery weekendCape May's grand Victorian homes will...

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March 21, 1996|By Karin Remesch

Mystery weekend

Cape May's grand Victorian homes will provide the backdrop for three days of intrigue and suspense, including a "Search for Clues House Tour" and live performances in honor of the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. "Victorian Holmes Weekend" begins at 8: 30 p.m. tomorrow with a reception at the Top of the Marq Restaurant. Tour six of Cape May's finest Victorian homes from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and search for clues to solve a mystery. The game begins to unfold at 10 a.m. Sunday after a Sunday brunch at the Top of the Marq where actors wrap up another adventure. More than $2,000 will be awarded in prizes.

The event, co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Historic Accommodations in Cape May, is offered as a full-package weekend for $65 a person and $120 for couples, providing you stay in one of the participating inns. Otherwise, the cost is $75. Call (800) 275-4278 or (609) 884-5404. Artrain, the nation's only traveling art museum on a train, will launch its three-year national touring exhibition, "Art in Celebration!" trackside at Union Station in Washington. The train will bring world-class artwork to 100 towns in 40 states, providing an extensive exhibit for those who may not have access to traditional metropolitan museums.

The train will be at Gate B, Track 9 in Union Station from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Call (313) 747-8300.

Pub Date: 3/21/96

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