All Hollow's Eve: Cemetery Tours & Haunted Museum Returns to the Glebe October 19th!
Woodbury: September 24, 2019 - The Glebe House Museum announces ALL HOLLOW’S EVE –Cemetery Tours & Haunted Museum planned for Saturday, October 19. (Rain Date: October 26) This one night only event is sure to bring out the ghost, goblins and other scary creatures that go bump in the night, and is guaranteed to cause nightmares in even the bravest souls.
Led by lantern light through a trail of luminaries, attendees will tour the ancient cemetery with their spirit guide visiting the final resting places of some of Woodbury’s notable and not-so notable residents. You will walk amongst the dead in burying grounds over 350 years old and hear stories of those mortal remains that lie beneath your feet as their spirits rise for the occasion and are dying to share their true-yet often-dark tales. Meet the town historian William Cothren, who wrote 3 volumes of Woodbury’s history and the Leatherman who roamed through much of western Connecticut in the late 1800s, and made numerous stops in Woodbury. Doctor Orton, who practiced medicine over 250 years ago, will be happy to diagnosis your condition and apply some leeches to your body. The majority of the other spirits lived in Woodbury during the time of the Revolutionary War. Each tour is unique and different, since one never knows where an earth bound spirit might be found in this ancient burying ground, listed as one of the most haunted sites of Connecticut. Comfortable shoes are recommended so that you don’t become dead on your feet during the 40 minute walking portion of your evenings experience.
The 275 year old Glebe House has a history of hauntings. Recently, paranormal investigators from Ghost Hunters, Inc. spent an evening in the Museum. With the help of a psychic, an empath, special equipment and cameras they determined the presence of spirits throughout the three story house. For this event the Museum is professionally staged to create a unique experience and the themes are designed to be different each year to delight visitors again and again. Dare to walk through the frightful rooms filled with special effects and creepy things that are guaranteed to be hair-raising.
Linda Barr-Gale will bring the “Witch of Woodbury”, Moll Cramer, to life in a special presentation in the museum cottage. Free refreshments will be available.
Cemetery tours will leave the grounds of the Museum every ten minutes beginning at 5:30PM. The final tour will be at 8:30. Space is limited. To ensure your participation, reservations are strongly suggested for specific time slots. Book your reservations early by calling 203-263-2855 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Tickets are $10 per person, children 5-12 years old $5 and children under 5 years of age are free. See our website glebehousemuseum.org for more information.
Jack-o-Lantern Contest: Enter a pumpkin into our Jack-o-Lantern contest for the chance to win a $25 gift card. Prizes will be awarded for scariest, cutest, and most creative designs. Jack-o-Lanterns will be on display at the Glebe House Museum at All Hollow’s Eve for all to admire. The entry fee is just $2 per pumpkin and all proceeds benefit the Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden. For more information and registration forms please see our website at glebehousemuseum.org or contact the museum office at 203-263-2855. Sponsored by Diagnostic Radiology Associates.
Jack-o-Lantern Sponsors! Help support this wonderful All Hollow’s Eve event! Local businesses are encouraged to sponsor a Jack-o-Lantern for $50, $75 or $100. Use your pumpkin to promote your business. All proceeds directly benefit the Glebe House Museum and its many educational programs! Please contact the Museum Director to learn more: 203-263-2855.
Volunteers Are Needed: Adults & Teens with interest in acting are encouraged to volunteer and join the fun. Volunteers are also needed to help with other activities for the evening. Young people in need of community service hours for school are encouraged to contact the Museum Director at 203-263-2855.