October 9, 2009
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab
SRU's Old Stone House prepares for Halloween
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Slippery Rock University's historic Old Stone House will once again host Halloween festivities this fall, with thrills �- and chills - for visitors of all ages. This year, two separate nightly programs will be offered Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31.
The first program, "Spooky Stories" is 5:30-7:30 p.m. The program includes interactive storytelling, historical reenactments and paranormal investigation, also known as "ghost-hunting." The stories are free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Old Stone House. The stories are described as "fun and family-focused."
The second program, 8-10 p.m., is titled "Haunted House Tour" and will offer a frightening walk through the facility that was built in1822. Unionville Volunteer Fire Department will stage the rooms for the tour. Admission is $5 and will benefit the fire department.
"The Haunted House is new for us this year," said Aaron Cowan, SRU history professor and Old Stone House curator, "It allows us to offer our traditional story-telling program, as well as the later event that might appeal more to teenagers or young adults. We're glad to be able to partner with the Unionville VFD, because serving as a resource for the Butler County community is a key part of our mission."
For more information, visit the Old Stone House online at www.oldstonehousePA.org
The Old Stone House is located in Butler County at the intersections of routes 8,528 and 173, 12 miles north of Butler. The historic site is owned and managed by Slippery Rock University.
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