Puzzle Room: Quest for Conviction

Be a part of a brand new experience opening July 15 at the GRPM! The Puzzle Room: Quest for Conviction gives groups one hour to search a simulation of the Museum’s Archives, solving puzzles, finding clues and creating a display of evidence to achieve conviction.

Visitors will go on a quest unique only to the Museum and its Collections to convict local 1910s dentist Arthur Waite for the famous Peck Murders in Grand Rapids. Inside the Puzzle Room, there are multiple challenges that take teamwork, communication and investigative skills to uncover, unlock and find the right pieces of evidence to convict the murderer before time runs out.

The deaths of John and Hannah Peck in 1916 made national headlines for Grand Rapids, as well as the trial and conviction of Waite.

 

The Puzzle Room can accommodate up to groups of 10 for each entry. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for general public.

Puzzle Room experience is recommended for ages 12 and up, and for 3 or more participants. Puzzle Room experiences are available both during open hours of the Museum, as well as after hours.

MEET THE CAST

Local author Tobin T. Buhk published Poisoning The Pecks of Grand Rapids: The Scandalous 1916 Murder Plot, tracing the family from the marriage of Arthur Waite to Clara Peck at Fountain Street Church in 1915 to the trials and conviction of the Peck murders. The book is available in the Museum’s Curiosity Shop.