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Oct. 26, 2012
CONTACT: K. E. Schwab

Old Stone House offers candlelit tours

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's historic Old Stone House will offer visitors the chance to step back in time through a series of candlelit tours Nov. 9, 16 and 30.

The event will help kick off the holiday season while allowing participants to enjoy the charm of an 1822 stagecoach inn illuminated by firelight.

The tours begin at 8 p.m. with guests led through the house by an interpretive guide playing the role of innkeeper John Brown.

"This is a chance to experience the history of the Old Stone House as stagecoach travelers in the 19th-century would have," said Aaron Cowan, assistant professor of history and curator at the inn. "At the end of the tour, guests may enjoy light, seasonal refreshments in the Tavern Room."

Cost of the tour is $5 per person. Reservations are encouraged and may be made by calling 724.738.4964.

More information about the Old Stone House is available at:

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

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.