Scary stories, costumed "ghosts" and seasonal refreshments await guests during the second annual Ghost Walk at the Governor Warner Mansion, on Oct. 12, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Walk through the Mansion’s stately rooms and meet volunteers portraying members of the Warner family, including the ghost of Fred Warner and his wife, Rhoda, who will about their lives and deaths. Other costumed mourners will describe the many traditions associated with death in the Victorian era, including rules about behavior, clothing, house decorations, foods, and superstitions.
Some special guests will attend a mourning feast in the dining room, and find out what happened to the youngest Warner, identified on his tombstone only as “Baby”.
Scary story tellers will be located in special areas behind the Mansion, Farmington area "steampunkers" and Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home will provide special attractions on the grounds. For a nominal fee, card readers will be available on the Mansion porch and in the gazebo.
The cost to enjoy the house and grounds on this special night is $10 per person. Proceeds benefit the historic home of Michigan's only three-term governor and Farmington native Fred M. Warner.
The event is recommended for ages 8 and above.
A Halloween event for younger children, with pumpkin carving, a gourd hunt and refreshments, will take place at the Mansion on Saturday, October 27, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, call 248-474-5500, ext. 2225.
Source: Governor Warner Mansion press release