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October 18, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

Old Stone House offers 'ghost' stories

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's historic Old Stone House will again host "Spooky Stories" offering Halloween festivities Oct. 24-25 with thrills and chills for visitors of all ages.

The program, which offers stories told in various rooms of the former inn-turned museum, are 6 to 9 p.m. both nights. The opening night program will include the annual costume contest. Children age 10 and under can register at the front porch prior to the 7 p.m. judging. Prizes will be awarded for first- and second-place costumes.

WISR-radio will broadcast live from the museum opening night.

The program includes interactive storytelling, historical reenactments and paranormal investigation - also known as "ghost-hunting" - in the restored 1882 facility, one of Butler County's most recognized landmarks.

The suggested donation is $3 per person or $5 per family.

The Old Stone House, owned by SRU, is located 3 miles south of Slippery Rock at the intersection of routes 8, 528, and 173.

Aaron Cowan, assistant professor of history at SRU, is the curator.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.