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Saturday, July 24, 2021
Historic Point Basse site
300 Wakely Road
Nekoosa WI 54457-1556
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Adults are $5
Students are $2
Pre-schoolers and Members are free
For further information call (715)459-1722
The Mystery Event of the summer hosts over 100 people who are curious to solve the case. This is a locally scripted event
Are capers, crimes, and conundrums up your alley? Do you have what it takes to solve a mystery? We're willing to bet you do! Put your sleuthing shoes on and step back in time to help solve the annual WhoDunIt at Historic Point Basse as each new case pits the citizens of Point Basse against one another; clues will unravel all around you as you interview the townsfolk to crack the case.
Always written by a local author, Luke J. Konkol, and performed by your Point Basse favorites and members of community theaters, this event hosts over 100 visitors and has run since 2009.
2019 Who Dunnit
The annual sandhill crane migration is over, and now odd behavior among the residents and a string of unreported thefts have left the sherriff baffled.
Superstition around town says the cranes are to blame - but when the grandson of a local matriarh turns up dead,
the villagers begin to believe they may hold the answer to a still larger mystery.
Previous Wakely WhoDunIt titles include:
Independence Day:The Fourth of July festivities were going off without a hitch -- at least until a man was found
dead after the celebratory canon firing. As if being killed by a should-be blank-firing canon weren't enough, nobody in town knows just who the dead man is!
Be My Guest: Lizzie Krauss, the young new nurse hired by Doc Amundson turns up dead just before Governor James T. Lewis comes to town!
Broken Fingers, Broken Hearts: New Deputy Sheriff Agnes Pettigrew is too good at her job for Sheriff Buck's liking. To make matters worse, three members of her husband's woodcutting crew have been found to be dead or missing.
The Companys Curse: Since a traveling gypsy showed up in town, a whole slew of crazy things have been happening all apparently foretold by mysterious cards. Could it be that a curse has fallen on Point Basse?
The U.S.S. Manidoo: Plans for a Union Secret Weapon have gone missing. Could they have found their way into Confederate hands?
The Quilting Club: The Quilting Club gossips about the killing of Nicolas Cartier?
The Gun Illusion:
Things are getting downright mysterious at Point Basse once again!. Dolly Hirsch, former maid of wealthy magnate Arthur Corby, was shot dead in the French trapper's cabin.
Perhaps no great mystery, until the sheriff learned that despite shots having been heard from nearby, all the doors were locked, and nobody was seen entering or leaving.
What's more mysterious: the murder weapon was nowhere to be found in the cabin. "Almost," says the sheriff, "as if it vanished into thin air... Right along with the murderer."
It's now up to you to figure out Who Done It... And how!
Sam Krzysztof the "Blacksmith"
Sumner Winfield the "Sawyer Apprentice"
Carol Crystal the "School Teacher"
Soda and Water Guy
Mary and Robert Wakely the "Inn Owners"
(Bev Ross and Mike Hittner).
Annie Wakley the "Daughter of Mary and Robert Wakely"
Harriet McMullen the "Nurse"
Ray Falk the "Sheriff"
Father David Robeson the "Priest"
Claude Paquette the "French Trapper"
Ida Muller the "Mother of Thom and Trent"
Andrew Crystal the "Sawyer"
"7 people voted for Andrew"
"7 people voted for Andrew along with someone else"