Haunted His­tory Gallery opens Fri­day the 13th

The Boyertown Area Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Re­becca Blan­chard rblan­chard@21st-cen­tu­ry­media. com @boy­er­town­times on Twit­ter

On Fri­day, Oct. 13, the Boy­er­town Area His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will host its first-ever Haunted His­tory Gallery at the mu­seum. This event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at 43 S. Chest­nut St., Boy­er­town.

“We’re try­ing to get a lit­tle bit more ac­tiv­ity in the So­ci­ety, and up­date some of our ex­hibits which are pretty old, tried and true,” said Mar­garet Harner, His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety board mem­ber. “We’re try­ing to get some ex­cite­ment into them.”

Dur­ing the Haunted His­tory ex­hibit — at­ten­dees will have the chance to pose for a photo in an open cof­fin, ex­plore an iron mine, or visit the lo­cal “dentist” — all while learn­ing about the his­tory of the bor­ough.

Harner said it’s ba­si­cally an ex­hibit for Hal­loween, with a spe­cial em­pha­sis on the cas­ket com­pany and a mine.

“We’re ac­tu­ally try­ing to gear it to­wards things that kids can do — in­ter­ac­tive kinds of ac­tiv­i­ties. We’re going to talk about the ghosts in the build­ing. There will be some­one talk­ing about all the

things that have been going on – it’s pretty in­ter­est­ing, it’s not scary.” The ghost talk won’t be an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Haunted His­tory Gallery is a onenight only ex­pe­ri­ence this year.

Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able and there is a $5 ad­mis­sion fee to the mu­seum. For ad­di­tional de­tails, visit <www.boy­er­townhis­tory.org> or call 610 367 5255.

The ex­hibit will be set up for about a month be­fore tran­si­tion­ing to a Christ­mas theme.

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The Boy­er­town His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will host its first Haunted His­tory Gallery on Fri­day, Oct. 13. At­ten­dees will have the chance to pose for a photo in an open cof­fin, ex­plore an iron mine, or visit the lo­cal “dentist.”

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