NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two Halloween events are scheduled for spooky, hair-raising fun - Tales from the Grave: Adventures of 30 Years of Cemetery Archaeology 12:15 p.m. Oct. 19 and the annual Haunted Museum Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Tennessee State Museum.
Join former state archaeologist Nick Felder as he shares some of the more bone-chilling stories of what archaeologists learn when historic cemeteries are excavated during Tales from the Grave: Adventures of 30 Years of Cemetery Archaeology, as part of the Lunch & Learn series.
The Lunch & Learn series is a chance for participants to eat lunch while learning something about Tennessee history at the same time. Whether guests bring their lunch in a brown bag or grab a sandwich from a nearby shop, bring it to the museum and enjoy an interesting talk while they eat. The event lasts about 30 minutes.
All of the programs are free to the public and will take place on Level B of the State Museum in front of the stage.
Additionally, the museum’s annual ghost story festival, Haunted Museum is a free event with lots of surprises.
The event features a “ghost trail” through the museum with prizes, crafts, and refreshments. At stops along the ghost trail there are ghost stories from Tennessee’s past including the Bell Witch, the Cherokee spirit Spearfinger, John Murrell’s thumb, and many other scary tales.
This year, Nashville’s co-founder, James Robertson, practices medicine as it was in frontier times.
The trail ends at the Haunted Storyteller’s Stage where professional storytellers from Explorastory spin tales about Tennessee. The Explorastory storytellers shape their stories to promote social justice, family values, and citizenship while bringing history and tradition to life.
Children receive prizes as they follow along the ghost trail. Those attending the Haunted Museum event are invited to wear costumes and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
For more information on these and other events, visit www.tnmuseum.org.
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