JAMESTOWN – A local history center is getting ready for Halloween with a family centered event that celebrates the holiday’s past.
Fenton History Center is hosting the open house on Saturday with several Halloween themed exhibits on display.
As Curator Victoria Parker explains, the historical institution will also have several themed photo opportunities and take-and-make activities for kids starting at 10 a.m. and running until 6:30 p.m.
“The whole mansion is decorated for Halloween for the whole month of October but if you come on the 30th to see our fun and not scary, spooky exhibit and learn about the history of Halloween and about different traditions and some literary monsters so we have some literary character set up which are part of our history,” said Parker.
The historian says the exhibit’s history lesson will focus more on the forgotten spooktacular’s of the day.
“A lot of history is passed through stories; with Halloween we get a lot of scary stories but there are a lot of stories that we’ve kind of assigned to Halloween.” Parker explained. “Dracula, the Sherlock Holmes stories, werewolves, and Frankenstein weren’t necessarily Halloween but they are kind of creepy so we kind of highlighted some of those in the exhibit.”
The Fenton History Center strongly encourages masks and costumes for all that attend. Admission costs $10 for adults with children 17-under free.