SRU’s Old Stone House gets into the Halloween spirit with “Spooky Stories”


Spooky stories will be read at 6 and 7:30 on October 13th at the Old Stone House

Sept. 24, 2018

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - As summer transitions into fall, social media users can usually find Facebook and Instagram littered with Halloween countdowns as people transition from flip-flops to jack-o-lanterns. Hoping to further ignite the local "spirit" of the season, Slippery Rock University's Old Stone House is inviting all ghosts, ghouls and goblins - and the general public - to attend their "Spooky Stories" events at 6 and 7:30 p.m., Oct. 13.

At each session, Jo Ann Dadisman, a retired educator and master storyteller, will entertain guests through the telling of ghostly tales. Dadisman, who has been working in the art of storytelling for nearly half a century, will share a variety of mysterious stories taken from the age-old traditions of Appalachian folklore.

"Storytelling is probably the original form of entertainment, something our early ancestors invented to pass the time," said Aaron Cowan, SRU associate professor of history and curator of the Old Stone House. "This event recreates that classic experience of sitting around a glowing fire and listening to a skillful teller weave a story that you never want to end."

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children 8 years old and younger. Autumn-themed refreshments will be available.

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

For more information, call 724.738.4964.

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