"Everyone loves a good, spooky tale and storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown brings something new to each story she shares. Join her on Saturday, October 25 at 2 pm in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery behind the Greensboro Historical Museum for Ghost Stories in the Graveyard featuring family-friendly “spooky” tales. Even the most timid listener becomes involved in Brown’s stories, helping to create the mood and the sound effects—the leaves rustle, the doors creak, and the ghosts whisper.
Brown specializes in stories about historical mysteries in North Carolina and has published several books: Folktales and Ghost Stories of North Carolina’s Piedmont, Folklore and Food: Folk Tales that Center on Family and Food and Down-Home Cooking all of which will be available that day.
From 2:30 to 6 pm, revelers of all ages have the opportunity to explore the rest of the Cemetery during a Cemetery Walk. “Ghosts” of Greensboro’s past will be there to share their stories from long ago. And fans of classic films will also get to see the restored 1929 version of Phantom of the Opera at 2:30 pm and The Cat and the Canary, a spooky and comedic film from 1927 at 4:15 pm in the auditorium. The films are rated PG.
This event is part of the Greensboro Youth Council’s Ghoulash celebration, an afternoon of free and fun Halloween activities in the Cultural District.
The Greensboro Historical Museum, a member of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliation Program and accredited by the American Affiliation of Museums, is open daily except Mondays. There is no admission fee. For group tour information, call (336) 373-6831. For general visitor information, go to www.GreensboroHistory.org or call (336) 373-2043.
The Greensboro Historical Museum is a division of the City of Greensboro Public Library Department. The City works with the community to improve the quality of life for residents through inclusion, diversity, and trust. As the seventh largest employer in Greensboro, the City has a professional staff of 2,800 employees who maintain the values of honesty, integrity, stewardship, and respect. The City is governed by a council-manager form of government with a mayor and eight council members. For more information on the City, visit www.greensboro-nc.gov or call 336-373-CITY (2489)."
- A Press Release