Haunted 10.15.2020

The Robertson County History Museum will host a storytelling event entitled: “Haunted Tales from the Museum” to be held the night before Halloween. CANDIS ANN SHEA

“Haunted Tales from the Museum,” a family-friendly event, will be held Friday, Oct. 30 in two different evening sessions to thrill attendees with stories from Robertson County’s past.


Individuals can attend either the 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. gathering to be held at the Robertson County History Museum, located at 124 6th Ave. East in Springfield’s downtown district.


Each session is limited to 35 people, with tickets costing $10 each, for adults. Kids are free. They are available for purchase at the museum, which is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Prior to the storytelling, beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and treats for the children will be served.


Afterwards, individuals will then move throughout the building to hear from six storytellers, who will share tales from years ago, according to Stacey Knight, Robertson County History Museum director.


They include:

— County resident Bob Bell will talk about his family’s encounters with the Bell Witch.

— Local author Rick Gregory will share stories about the Night Riders from the Tobacco Wars.

— Kathy Dorris, with the Robertson County School District, will detail “Murder on Main Street,” which is based on actual events and people from long ago.

— Danny Atchley, president of the historical society, will detail a supernatural event that occurred when the Union occupied the area during the Civil War.

— Actress Tameshia Martin will thrill with ghost stories from Wessyngton Plantation.

— Civil War author Cody Engdahl will share a story from the Battle of Shiloh.


“We will have stations set up, and they will be tied to exhibits in the museum,” Knight said. “We want to have fun and share some of the tales of Robertson County history — some of the spooky tales.”


Proceeds are earmarked for expanding the Wessyngton Plantation exhibit and developing an exhibit in recognition of the 50-year anniversary of Bransford High School. They will also assist with educational materials for local students, Knight said.

For more information, call the museum at (615) 382-7173.

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