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Preserving local history and being a resource for genealogical

research for Benton County is the primary goal of the Benton County Historical Society.  Operating as an all-volunteer organization since it’s beginning in 1970, involvement of members as well as non-members is key to obtaining this goal.

It is very important for the historical society to be able to maintain their locations so the public can continue to enjoy the rich history that Benton County holds. It is clear that the paranormal field has been becoming more and more popular over the last few decades, so this seemed like a great way to bring in proceeds for the preservation of the two locations.

When you book an investigation with Benton County Historical Society Paranormal Tours, all proceeds from the investigations goes towards helping the continued preservation of multiple historic locations.

If you have booked an investigation, we thank you for your support!

Paranormal Tours

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Josh & Katie Hopkins are local paranormal investigators and authors and will be leading the paranormal tours at the Horridge House and Vinton Train Depot.Katie is originally from Benton County (Walford, Iowa).They come with nearly 10 years of experience in the paranormal field and experience with managing historic and haunted locations.Their paranormal experiences have taken them on many journey’s. They have been featured on numerous news stations and YouTube shows.Josh was also a part of the Edinburgh Manor episode of “Ghost Adventures”. Katie graduated with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History (specialization in Civil War History) in 2010 from the University of Northern Iowa, ultimately which lead to her interest in the paranormal. She has also been featured on “My Ghost Story” when it was on the Bio Channel.

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