Monday, October 17, 2011

Reminder - This weekend Museum Ghost Walk Conjures Up Historic Spirits



When the Ocean Township Museum hosts a ghost walk, it doesn’t engage a psychic. It enlists the talents of young volunteers who “channel” the spirits of colorful—and actual—local historical figures. This year’s historical ghosts come straight from the Museum’s current exhibit: “Shipwrecks, Life-Saving, and the Story of Takanassee.” The date is Sunday October 23 (rain date October 30) 5:30pm, at the Eden Woolley House, in the Library complex on Deal Road, Ocean.

Spirit guides will lead guests through the museum grounds and introduce them to the heroes, scoundrels, and victims of the past. The Jersey coast was among the world’s deadliest for the sailing ships of the 19th century. The ghosts will tell the exciting story of sea travel, shipwreck, and life-saving. Inside the Library’s Terner Gallery, guests will join a pirate crew and learn the perils of seafaring in an even earlier era.

The actor ghosts are talented teens and adults, some the newly opened Actor’s Workshop on Monmouth Road in Oakhurst. The pirate crew is led by the singing Sea Dogs, seasoned troupe live-history performers.

The Ghost Walk is a child-friendly, a more-fun-than-scary, event. There will be Halloween treats, face painting, and crafts. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children. Visit oceanmuseum.org for more information. Call 732-531-2136 for reservations.

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