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A Weekend of Intrigue: Murder at the Esquire - 1924

Updated: Jul 13, 2023

Miss Margot Childe Museum at the Esquire
Miss Margot Childe Museum at the Esquire

The year is 1924. Beloved silent film star, and America's Sweetheart, Miss Margot Childe, is throwing an unforgettable fundraising gala weekend in honor of her fiancé, Dr. Theodore Despasquier, world, renowned anthropologist and archaeologist, to fund the latest expedition to recover the lost temple of the Incan Moon Goddess, Ka-Ata-Killa. Surrounded by scorned colleagues, nefarious relatives, and ambitious friends and watched over by a mysterious sparkling gem known as the Eye of Ka-Ata-Killa, it will be an absolute miracle if Margo survives this weekend!

July 22-23rd, 2023

Murder at The Esquire

2 Days, 3 Events

Dine and Donate

Saturday, July 22nd

7 am - 3 pm

Make a difference while indulging in culinary delights at Barristers and the Notary in the Esquire Hotel between 7 am and 3 pm. Reservations recommended.

Murder Mystery at the Esquire

Saturday, July 22nd

7 pm - 10 pm

An evening of suspense and sleuthing as you immerse yourself in an interactive murder mystery experience. Your ticket allows you to solve the intriguing murder while enjoying four themed buffet stations, two beer or wine drink tickets, live music, and access to a thrilling silent auction. Step into the shoes of a detective and unravel the secrets hidden within the glamorous world of Miss Margaret Child.

Sunday Brunch

Sunday, July 23rd

8 am - 11 am

A character thank-you brunch at Barristers in the Esquire Hotel. Indulge in a delightful brunch buffet and raise a toast at the cash bar, all while expressing gratitude for a successful and enjoyable weekend to support a worthy cause. At the same time, bid farewell, share stories with fellow guests, and relish a morning of camaraderie.

Hotel Packages

July 21st - July 23rd, 2023

Extend the fun! Make the most of your weekend by staying at the iconic Esquire Hotel. This historic landmark, built in 1917, offers stylish and sophisticated guest rooms and suites that perfectly capture the rich history and unmistakable charm of a bygone era. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of the 1920s as you relax in luxurious accommodations. To book your hotel package and secure a memorable experience throughout the weekend, call the Esquire Hotel at 980-888-1500.


All the events of Murder at the Esquire support the Gaston County Museum. By participating in any of the activities, you will be directly contributing to the preservation and enrichment of this esteemed museum. All proceeds to benefit the Gaston County Museum. So, as you enjoy the thrilling murder mystery, indulge in the delicious food, or relax during the Sunday brunch, remember that you are having a wonderful time and making a meaningful impact on the cultural heritage of Gaston County.