New Documentary Surfaces Revealing Ghostly Secrets of the Winneshiek Playhouse

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — (January 16, 2017)  In 1916 on North Chicago Avenue in Freeport, Illinois a group of people devoted to theatre arts began what is today, a 100 year history rich in some of the finest live theater performances of our time.

kimberly-taylor-bannerHailed as the oldest continuous running amateur theatre in the entire United States, the tales of the Winneshiek Playhouse are entrenched with legendary casts, historic performances and even, tales from a little spookier side.

In a new documentary that recently surfaced, one local film crew dug deeper into the ghostly tales of the Winneshiek Playhouse.

Through its history they reveal little known secrets about the Winneshiek and speak with cast and crew who recount their experiences while inside the theatre.

Warning: What they tell may spook you. Is Winneshiek Playhouse haunted?

You decide for yourself.

3 thoughts on “New Documentary Surfaces Revealing Ghostly Secrets of the Winneshiek Playhouse

  • January 17, 2017 at 7:01 pm
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    Our paranormal team has investigated there and we have EVP’s to prove that someone is still lurking the halls of Winneshiek.

    • January 19, 2017 at 5:36 am
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      Love hearing about the Winneshiek play house will have to go see a play some time. What other places are haunted in Freeport

    • August 30, 2020 at 10:33 am
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      I am a former Freeport resident and still a avid Freeport history buff. I spent much of my youth there studying early Freeport and sites around town, talking with older residents and historians. I am compiling locations and forgotten places in and around town and Stephenson County for exploration.
      I have maps and documents pertaining to Freeport and the area dating back to the 1830’s. My ancestors migrated to this area in 1835 and I just want to research further. E-mail me, please.

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