Monday, October 19, 2009

Tours to Celebrate Berry's "Haunted" History

Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum will offer Haunted History Tours on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 31. Tours will begin at The Martha Berry Museum at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Due to limited seating, advance reservations are required. Call Patrice Shannon at 706-368-6775 or pclonts@berry.edu to RSVP.

The Haunted History Tours will take guests through the Oak Hill estate and the Berry College campus highlighting the superstitious traditions of the Southern Highlanders, who inhabited the area in the latter part of the 19th century. Guests will tour historic locations such as the Cabin in the Pines, Possum Trot and Barnwell Chapel, the site where Martha Berry’s body was held before her funeral in 1942. The tours will also feature past and present Berry College-related ghost stories told by Berry College students and faculty members.

Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum is a popular attraction and the former home of Berry College founder Martha Berry (1865-1942). It is located at the intersection of Georgia Loop 1 and U.S. Highway 27 in Rome, Ga. More information is available via the Web at www.berry.edu/oakhill.

Prepared by David Nuckolls, student writer, Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum

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