Thursday, October 15, 2009

Things That Go Bump in the Night Tours

By: Kajsa Sabatke, Interpretive Projects CoordinatorHalloween is nearly upon us, which means that our Things That Go Bump in the Night tours will be starting this weekend. The Farmers’ Museum is a great setting for evening lantern tours with ghostly topics; it can feel as spooky at night as it does pleasant during the day. Last year I took a tour and with Gwen as our guide we wandered through the dark village lit only by lanterns and candles. We stopped along the way to visit a few buildings, listening to a few of the folk tales that Louis Jones included in his book, Things That Go Bump in the Night, as well as some of the museum’s local lore about ghostly occurrences around the museum. Even as a staff member who knows the grounds well, I was affected by the museum’s atmosphere at night (and I’ll admit that I was jumpy even though I knew that tricks and surprises were not part of the tour). If you want to take the tour, check out our website for dates and reservation information.

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