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Cobblestone Museum seeks volunteers for Ghost Walk on Oct. 7

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 6 August 2018 at 12:52 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: These girls portrayed students at the District No. 5 Schoolhouse at the Cobblestone Museum during a Ghost Walk on Oct. 8, 2017. The girls include, from left: Meganne Moore, Kelsey Froman, Ella Trupo, Autumn Flugel and Liana Flugel. The museum is seeking volunteers for another Ghost Walk on Oct. 7.

CHILDS – The Cobblestone Museum is looking for a dozen volunteers who would like to take a step back in time.

Actors and actresses are needed for the Museum’s annual “Ghost Walk” on Oct. 7, in which volunteers will portray historical citizenry connected to Orleans County’s past.

The Ghost Walk is a walking tour which plays out in the buildings on the Museum’s campus, including a cobblestone schoolhouse, the oldest cobblestone church in North America and a cobblestone parsonage. Those buildings have been deemed a National Historic Landmark by the federal government.

Along the way, guests will meet apparitions of such notables as newspaper editor Horace Greeley, who once owned the cobblestone parsonage; railroad sleeping car inventor George Pullman, who attended the cobblestone church and whose parents lived in Albion; and many more.

The Cobblestone Museum is looking for “playful souls” to fill the roles, along with a handful of energetic tour guides to lead guests through the spirited sightings. Acting experience, while not required, is a plus. Some children are also needed to fill the role as students in the one-room schoolhouse.

Those interested in participating should contact assistant director Sue Bonafini at (585) 589-9013.

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