WOODBURY — The Glebe House Museum will host its Cemetery Tours and Haunted Museum on Saturday, October 23, and The Witch of Woodbury and Friends with Haunted Museum on Saturday, October 30. These one-night-only events are sure to bring out the ghost, goblins, and other scary creatures that go bump in the night as well as cause nightmares in even the bravest souls. Cemetery tours will start every ten minutes beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the final tour will be at 8:30 p.m.
The cemetery tours will be led by lantern light through a trail of luminaries as attendees tour the ancient cemetery with their spirit guide visiting the final resting places of some of Woodbury’s notable and not-so notable residents.
Participants will walk amongst the dead in burying grounds more than 350 years old and hear stories of those mortal remains that lie below as their spirits rise for the occasion to share their true-yet often-dark tales.
The dead include Town Historian William Cothren, who wrote three volumes of Woodbury’s history, and the Leatherman, who roamed through much of western Connecticut in the late 1800s and made numerous stops in Woodbury.
Doctor Orton, who practiced medicine more than 250 years ago, will be happy to diagnosis volunteers and apply leeches.
Each tour is unique in this ancient burying ground, listed as one of the most haunted sites of Connecticut.
Weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended for the 40- minute walking tour.
On the following week, Linda Barr-Gale will bring the Witch of Woodbury, Moll Cramer, to life in a special presentation in the Glebe yard.
Presentations will take place beginning at 5:45 p.m. and continue on a rolling basis with short breaks as participants pull up a hay bale or sit on blankets to hear the tale of Moll and her fellow witches who were put to trial in Colonial Connecticut.
The museum will be professionally staged on both nights to create a unique experience, with themes designed to be different each year to delight visitors again and again.
Tickets are on sale and available at www.glebehousemuseum.org.
Volunteers are also needed and may contact the Glebe House to join the fun.