25 Oct 2013

Legend of the Bell Witch, October 31

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Make your Halloween more frightful with the Museums! Bell Witch

Join us Halloween night at 5:30pm, immediately following Downtown Trick-or-Treat, at the fountain of Little River Park at Bethel Street and 9th streets for William T. Turner’s recounting of the Legend of the Bell Witch. This haunting account of a poltergeist-like spirit who terrorized the family of John Bell in nearby Adams, TN is the most well-known ghost story in the region. Whether young or old, this tale is guaranteed to send chills up your spine! Bring a warm blanket to enjoy this free Hopkinsville Halloween tradition.

funeralKeeping with the spirit of the season, the Pennyroyal Area Museum will also feature “A Peek inside the Casket: an Exhibit to Die for.” From the depths of the Museum’s underground have been unearthed the artifacts of the undertaker. These morbid items are borne of the embalming process, meant to present and preserve the remains of the deceased for their loved ones. From the days when services for the deceased were held at home, these objects show how the ritual of the funeral was performed before the advent of modern funeral homes.

On October 31, we celebrate All Hallows’ Eve and remember the dead. This exhibit helps us all to reflect on life, death, and how we have mourned the loss of loved ones through the years. On display from October 23 through November 11.

 

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