GUILFORD – What secrets lurk behind the formidable stone walls of Connecticut’s oldest house? Find out on Saturday, Oct. 26. from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. when the Henry Whitfield State Museum presents Halloween at Henry’s.
See the 380-year-old Whitfield House in a new light – or rather, in no light. The lights will be off as visitors explore the entire building. The basement, usually closed to the public, will have a few surprises for those brave enough to venture there. Bring a flashlight to investigate all the nooks and crannies.
In the museum’s Visitor Center, enjoy some candy, craft a gravestone or gargoyle out of clay, and do some coloring.
In the Education Center, learn about the Guilford Green graveyards, the Whitfield connection to the Salem witch trials, and the origins of our Halloween traditions in the display “Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas.”
This program is recommended for ages 6 and older. Admission is free for children ages 12 and younger, $5 for seniors ages 60 and older, and $6 for everyone else. Parking is free at the museum, located at 248 Old Whitfield Street in Guilford (exit 58 off I-95). For more information, call 203-453-2457, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.cultureandtourism.org or www.facebook.com/HenryWhitfieldStateMuseum.
— Submitted press release