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Reddick Mansion will present ‘Architectural and Historical Scavenger Hunt of Ottawa’ on June 23

OTTAWA — The Reddick Mansion Association will presents its second “Architectural and Historical Scavenger Hunt of Ottawa” on Saturday, June 23, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Mansion.

“People really enjoy trivia nights during the winter,” said Lorraine McCallister, president of the Reddick Mansion Association. “An outdoor photo scavenger hunt through Ottawa is a great summer version of those trivia nights. We had a great time last year — we’re hoping last year’s players will be back and that many new ‘scavengers’ join the hunt, too!”

Hosted by RMA board member and trivia expert, Steve Novarrio, the scavenger hunt will begin at the Mansion where participants will receive a packet of photos of architectural and historical highlights located throughout the west side and downtown Ottawa. People will have approximately 1.5 hours to walk or drive around Ottawa and identify as many photos as possible.

According to Novarrio, “We have new categories this year, including ‘Down on the Corner,’ ‘Alphabet Soup’ and ‘It’s Monumental.’ Some of the photos are easily recognized, but, others will require people to look at local landmarks from new and different perspectives.”

At 8:15 p.m., the teams will check back in at the Mansion and enjoy refreshments while the winners are determined and prizes awarded.

The cost is $10 per person and teams are welcome. For more information, and to reserve a spot, contact the Reddick Mansion at 815-433-6100 or visit www.reddickmansion.org.

The Reddick Mansion, built in 1858, is listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. The Mansion, at 100 W. Lafayette St. in Ottawa, is open to the public for tours and also has meeting/reception rooms available for rent for special events.

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