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October 8, 2010
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU’s Old Stone House hosts ‘Halloween Meets History’


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University’s historic Old Stone House will again host its “Spooky Stories” Halloween festivities, with thrills and chills for visitors of all ages.

The annual event will be 5-8 p.m., Oct. 28-29, at one of Butler County’s most recognized landmarks.

The traditional program will offer interactive storytelling, historical reenactments and paranormal investigation – also known as “ghost-hunting.”

A “Haunted Trail,” set up behind the house, will feature a frightening walk through the transformed woods where ghosts and goblins may lurk.

The opening day event will also feature a costume contest this year. Participants can register onsite from 5-7 p.m. Judging will be at 7 p.m. on the front lawn. Prizes will be awarded for first- and second-place.

 The family-focused tour of the restored 1822 inn is free. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the event and benefit the facility. SRU student groups will well concessions.      

For more information, visit the Old Stone House online at:

WISR-Radio will broadcast live from the facility Oct. 28.

The Old Stone House, managed by SRU, is located in northern Butler County at the intersections of routes 8, 528, and 173, 12 miles north of Butler.


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