Cobblestone Museum puts out casting call for upcoming Ghost Walk

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 23 August 2019 at 11:01 am

Oct. 19 event will have focus on life during the Civil War

GAINES – The Cobblestone Museum is looking for actors and actresses of all ages to assist with the Civil War Ghost Walk on Oct. 19.

Volunteers are invited to join the Cobblestone Museum as they step back in time to 1862 and look at Orleans County at the time of the Civil War.

The Ghost Walk is a walking tour which plays out in the historic buildings on the Museum’s campus, including the cobblestone schoolhouse, the oldest cobblestone church in North America and a cobblestone parsonage, which are part of a district that is a National Historic Landmarks, said Sue Bonafini, assistant director and volunteer coordinator.

Along the way, Ghost Walk guests will “meet” apparitions of such notables as newspaper editor Horace Greeley, who once owned the cobblestone parsonage known as the Ward House, and penned “The Prayer of Twenty Millions,” in which he scolded Abraham Lincoln for the way he was conducting the War Between the States.

The Cobblestone Museum is looking for playful souls to fill speaking and non-speaking roles, along with a handful of energetic tour guides to lead guests through the spiritual sightings. Acting experience, while not required, is a plus. Volunteers will also be needed to help with a variety of additional roles, many behind the scenes. Assistance in locating costumes and props is also anticipated.

Those interested in participating or learning more information should contact Bonafini at 589-9013.

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