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Forced - When an enemy spawns at this location: Reveal this location.

An unadorned wooden door leads to one of the ground floor rooms used by the Historical Society.
Historical Society

Historical Society
Historical Museum


Ground Floor.

Shroud: 2. Clues: 1.

While investigating this location, your cannot be increased.

Most of the objects on display here are from the early 18th century, spanning Arkham's colonization and early history.
Mark Molnar
Echoes of the Past #130. Echoes of the Past #11.
Historical Society
FAQs (taken from the official FAQ or FFG's responses to the official rules question form)
  • NB: ArkhamDB now incorporates errata from the Arkham Horror FAQ in its card text, so the ArkhamDB text and the card image above differ, as the ArkhamDB text has been edited to contain this erratum (updated January 2022): Erratum: This location’s ability should read: "While investigating this location, your cannot be increased." - FAQ v1.2, Jan 2018.
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How does this Location interact with Rite of Seeking?

Does it reduce the users willpower to their intellect? Or doesn't it have any effect at all, as the investigator is not using their intellect?

Does this prevent commited Cards from increasing your ? Or do These modify the test itself and not Count toward base ?

Django · 4292
According to the errata, your intellect cannot be increased, so you can use Rite of Seeking and it will have no effect on your willpower. — YourGo · 2
And although you can commit cards to the test (for example, to gain two clues via Deduction), those cards will not be able to boost your intellect. Note, however, that the Flashlight will work to lower the shroud value of the Historical Society because it does not increase your intellect. — YourGo · 2
How does this card interact with cards like Lucky! or Duke's search ability? — Donel · 13
I think Duke is a different case because the investigate ability replaces Pete's base skill rather than adding to it. — Signum · 14