Siouxland Heritage Museums Director Bill Hoskins is not shying away from taking advantage of the darkness and the scary halloween themes, but he brings a twist to the season by bringing some of the city's historic faces back to life.
For three years, the museum has led brave souls on a lantern-lit tour of Woodlawn Cemetary, always before Halloween and, of course, always at night.
"You can have the spooky, lantern light experience in the cemetary. Last night, the full moon came out and the clouds were going, it was like a Hollywood movie set," Siouxland Heritage Museums director Bill Hoskins said.
The cemetary was the set, and some of Sioux Falls' historic figures took the stage.
"The spooky time is really an opportunity to teach people a little bit about the history of the community, and have some fun while doing it," Hoskins said.
Hoskins says there are thousands of stories worth telling, and that's a big reason why the tours sell out each year.
"I like the living history, because every time we've came here, you've learned about the people of Sioux Fall and it's very interesting and I didn't realize we had this many interesting people around," tour member Tom Dubbeldee said.
Each year the characters on the tour change, but there are a few faces that visitors want to see return.
"I think last year we saw the Pettigrew sisters, and they were just a gas, it was a lot of fun," Dubbeldee said.
"Pettigrew's sisters were hilarious, and there's a lot of good stories, and I think people appreciate sisters telling stories on their brothers," Hoskins said.
It is a chance for an eerie lesson in how Sioux Falls reached the point it is at today.
"A little bit different every year, and it's kind of neat and that's what's drawn us back and now we want our kids to see it, too," Dubbeldee said.