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Things That Go Bump in the Night
October 19, 25, and 26, 2013, from 5:30–8:00 pm

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (10/10/2013) During the most haunting time of the fall season, The Farmers' Museum invites visitors to experience "Things That Go Bump in the Night." Join museum interpreters as they lead you about the shadowy grounds and recount the many mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the Museum's historic village. These tours will be held on three nights only: Saturday, October 19; Friday, October 25; and Saturday, October 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Museum guides walk visitors through the darkened 19th-century village by lantern, stopping at various buildings throughout, including the Blacksmith's Shop and Bump Tavern. Participants will hear stories associated with the museum's buildings as in the tale of a young ghost sighted by staff and guests in Bump Tavern and the mysterious early morning strikes on the blacksmith's anvil. Some ghostly tales are adapted from the Louis C. Jones' classic, Things That Go Bump in the Night, a timeless record of haunted history and restless spirits in New York State.

These hour-long tours are held every half-hour between 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Reservations are required. Admission is $10 per person (ages 3 and up). Please call Meg Preston at (607) 547-1452.

Publication Date: 
October 2013
Press Release Contact: 

Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers' Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: