Mayborn Museum brings murder mystery to campus

By Julia Vergara | Staff Writer

The Mayborn Museum is bringing a murder mystery to the Baylor campus, and it’s up to the college students to figure out who did it.

The event, Mayhem at the Mayborn, will take place at the museum complex from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

“Students can expect to have tons of fun working together and interacting with several characters to solve the murder mystery,” Bryant, Ark., senior and co-director of the event Katie Burgess said.

Tomball junior, Cassidy Latham, co-director of the event said the museum will be a movie set and college students will serve as extras who have come to start filming their scenes. However, right before they start filming, the director was murdered and their job, as an extra, is to figure out who murdered the director and how they did it.

“The characters are all real people,” Latham said. “You have to go up to them and ask them questions about where they were, if there’s anything fishy going on, how this person is related to this person and what could be the motive for this murder.”

Latham said that there will be seven characters all throughout the first floor of the museum. One of the characters, the detective, will speak nothing but the truth and will be announcing facts throughout the evening.

“We wanted it to be very interactive,” Latham said. “We really wanted something that would engage a college student.”

When a student figures out who they think did it, they will be able to put their name in a prize raffle, Latham said.

Burgess said the prizes include an Amazon Echo Dot, an Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet, a waterproof sports action camera, a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones and a portable speaker.

Additionally, the first 40 people who arrive at the event will get a free voucher for Pokey O’s, Latham said.

The event is free for Baylor students with their student I.D. Chick-fil-A nuggets will be provided as well as drinks, cookies, popcorn and other refreshments.

“We couldn’t be more excited to share this event with Baylor students,” Burgess said. “Students can look for a surprise plot twist and lots of free food.”