On Saturday October 9 and Sunday October 10, the Bidwell House Museum is excited to present our new program Scary Stories Around the Fire. Join Robert Oakes, author of the recent book Ghosts of the Berkshires, as he shares readings on Berkshire Colonial-era history and ghost lore and tells the tale of “The Ghost of Green River.” Following the outdoor fireside presentation, Robert will lead a candlelit ghost walk through the house.
This event will happen from 7-9 pm on Saturday and 4-6 pm on Sunday. There will be some scary elements and the program is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Part of this program is outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Cider and donuts will be available after the outdoor part of the program.
Robert Oakes is a writer, teacher, and singer/songwriter from the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. He has written for AAA, Canyon Ranch, and a number of other publications and organizations and performs as part of the Berkshire-based folk music duo Oakes and Smith. Since 2010 Robert has led the ghost tours at The Mount in Lenox, MA, and has represented the museum and its ghosts on Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, Jeff Belanger’s New England Legends series on PBS, and The Apple Seed, hosted by Sam Payne, on BYUradio. He is currently leading ghost tours of The Mount and Ventfort Hall and was the former caretaker of the Bidwell House Museum.