That keeps museum Director
Maybe it has been her stint as a living part of that history that makes her such a natural for sharing it.
Whatever the reason, she juggles television appearances and ghost tours along with a plethora of other interesting tasks that keeps her job far from boring.
"The ghost tours are hugely popular. We have different ghost-hunting groups come in and they teach you how to use their paranormal detection equipment and how to look for ghosts," Cline said.
Ghostly activity is highly prevalent in the former prison's laundry room area and one cell in particular, Cline said.
"Cell 18 is very active. Evidently, a woman went
crazy and died there. The cell stayed empty because no one wanted to be in there and even the women in cell 17 reported problems because of the noises," Cline said.
Enter "Mysteries at the Museum," with television's the Travel Channel, which interviewed Cline for its program due to air in September. It will include snippets from
Before Cline could even catch her breath, the National Geographic Channel was in town filming for its new TV program tentatively named "Mapology," which will focus on "big data and mappings as we try to draw some new conclusions about the world around us. We are meeting some of the people that are impacted by different things that we're seeing, for example the interesting density of prisons in the
The initial episode will focus on crime and punishment. Filming took place at the Territorial "Old Max" prison and the museum and features former Warden
Between television filming gigs, Cline graciously received an impressive gift from the
A board member visited the museum and was so impressed that he talked his nonprofit group into creating a historic plaque for the museum that focuses on Territorial (Packer's place of incarceration located right next door to the museum). It is mounted in the museum front yard on a piece of prison sandstone.
The group also has donated historic plaques in
"They love history," Cline said. "They were especially fond of our
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