ELIZABETHTOWN The old buildings of Elizabethtown will be taking on a haunting persona in a couple weeks. Two events are being planned for the weekend of Oct. 26.
Hauntings at the Hale House
The Elizabethtown Social Center will be sponsoring a haunted house at the Hale House on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5-9 p.m. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for adults.
Interim Director Ken Fenimore said it was the first haunted house held at the Hale House, a historic structure. The event is open to kids of all ages.
The Social Center continues to try and come up with programs to offer the community, said Fenimore. He extended the invitation to surrounding communities as well as Elizabethtown residents.
Center employee Josh Hameed is coordinating the event. He said it was designed to give people a scare.
The main point is to give people a scare people like being scared, said Hameed.
Several rooms will be decorated and a 10-15 minute guided tour will be given. Hameed explained that there would be special accommodations for younger children.
One room is top secret, but Hameed said there would be a mix of classic and modern horror icons, ranging from werewolves to slasher movie characters.
The cast may contain one very real ghost The Hale House dates from 1818 was residence of Judge Robert S. Hale. Rumor has it that the facility is currently haunted. Center board member Lisa Whalen said people describe incidents of lights turning on and off when no one is in the structure.
A concession stand will have Halloween treats available to purchase. Raffle tickets for Halloween baskets will also be sold. All proceeds will benefit the teen and community programs.
Hameed said additional volunteers were currently being sought, along with donations of masks and black lights. Call 873-6408 with questions or to volunteer to help with the haunted house.
Second ghost tour of Elizabethtown scheduled
The Adirondack History Center Museum is offering a Supernatural Tour of Elizabethtown on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. beginning at the Museum. Actors, storytellers and dancers will lead the audience through the town stopping at the Old Essex County Courthouse, the Deers Head Inn and the Riverside Cemetery.
The tour culminates at the museum with a concert by Adirondack Harpist, Martha Gallagher, entitled Songs from the Stones at 4:30 p.m. The songs are a celebration of life inspired by headstone inscriptions. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children. Wear warm clothing, walking shoes, and bring umbrellas in case of rain.
Festivities continue after the Supernatural Tour with a movable feast to benefit the museum. A buffet dinner will be served at the museum at 5:30 p.m. with dessert offered at the historic Hand House. The evening concludes at the Hand House with a chamber musical performance of Edgar: The Life and Lifes Work of Edgar Allan Poe with music by Phil Greenland at 7 p.m.
The movable feast and performance is $35 per person. The cost to attend both the afternoon tour/concert and the evening dinner/performance is $40. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Contact the Adirondack History Center Museum at 873-6466.