SRU’s Old Stone House to host annual "Spooky Stories" event


the annual "Spooky Stories" event. This year it takes place at 6:30 and 8 p.m., Oct. 19.

Oct. 9, 2019

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Apple picking, carving pumpkins and stocking up on miniature candy are among many people's favorite fall traditions. The staff at Slippery Rock University's Old Stone House has one of their own that is sure to liven up anyone's seasonal "spirit" - the annual "Spooky Stories" event. This year it takes place at 6:30 and 8 p.m., Oct. 19.

At each session, Jo Ann Dadisman, a retired educator and master storyteller, will share entertaining and spooky tales for attendees of all ages to enjoy. Dadisman, who has been storytelling for nearly half a century, will share a variety of mysterious tales taken from 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 for the Old Stone House. "This event recreates that classic experience of sitting around a glowing fire, listening to a skillful teller weave a story that you never want to end."

Admission to the event is $7 per person, children 5 years old and younger are admitted free.

Tickets may be purchased by clicking here. Tickets will only be sold at the door if seats are available. 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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