Bronx, NY— The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is celebrating Halloween with two events on Saturday, Oct. 29.
At 6:30 p.m., there will be a guided Candlelight Walk to the Pell family cemetery on the mansion’s grounds. Guests will see tombstones dating from the 1700s and a guide will answer questions.
Following the walk, at 7:30 p.m., visitors can learn the mystery of history when paranormal investigator Dan Sturges discusses the findings of two investigations he and his team led at the mansion during the fall. Sturges, who has been conducting investigations for more than 10 years, specializes in historic houses. He will explain the process of the paranormal investigation he undertook at Bartow-Pell, and the tools he uses in his work, such as environmental gauges and audio recorders, to help him determine if there has been any paranormal activity at a site.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to view Mourning, Bartow-Pell’s current pop-up exhibit, which features jewelry, ephemera, a tintype of a baby in mourning, a lithograph by Nathaniel Currier, 19th century bonnets, and more, all having to do with the subject of how mourning was expressed more than a century ago. Two early 19th-century needlework pictures and quotations from period etiquette books are also on display.
“Kicking off the Halloween weekend with two interesting and fun programs suchas these seems so appropriate for a historic house like Bartow-Pell” said Ellen Bruzelius, the museum’s executive director. “We are eager to hear Dan Sturges report on the findings of his investigations at the mansion this fall and our candlelit walk to the cemetery beforehand will give a little added frisson to the evening.”
The event costs $20 for adults; $17 seniors and students; members $16 adults; $14 seniors and students. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 718-885-1461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
For directions and information about Bartow-Pell and upcoming programs, visit www.bpmm.org or call 718-885-1461. For information about paranormal investigations, www.sturgesparanormal.com or email email@example.com.
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