York Parks and Recreation present “The Ghosts of Smuttynose”, featuring witches, a haunted schoolhouse, folk lore and the infamous murder at Museums of Olde York, Friday, October 18, 5:30-8pm. General admission $5. Call (207)[masked] for information, or contact our sponsor, George Hosker-Bouley (978)[masked], [masked]
Returning for a second year the wildly successful “The Ghosts of Smuttynose” has added new thrills and an expanded site to thrill and scare people of all ages. The haunted-house style performance of Maine’s most famous murder will return in Jefferds Tavern alongside an expanded site that includes a haunted schoolhouse, scary true stories told in the town cemetery, a smoking witches cauldron complete with hags of yore and ghost stories, ghouls, folklore and the truth behind some of witches secrets.
This expanded celebration comes off the success of last years “The Ghosts of Smuttynose” where 17 students directed by George Hosker-Bouley created a haunted- house style chilling performance of the planning, plotting and the eventual murders carried out by convicted murderer Lewis Wagner. This performance will once again be presented with an expanded site to encapsulate the true spirit of Halloween.
Walk into the eerie light of the cemetery to hear ghost stories detailing some fun and some historical scares. The historical schoolhouse will bring as much terror as an unexpected pop quiz as you hear the ranting’s and ravings of a truly “mad” teacher. Escape from the schoolhouse only to walk into a coven of witches brewing up scares and foreboding around their cauldron. Discover why witches carry brooms and some of their other secrets if you dare.
Presented by the Yorks Park and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Museums of Olde York this event will truly kick off the haunting season in grand style.