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Halloween Tales of New England

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High Street
Farmington, 06032

Join us for Halloween Tales of New England with Dennis Picard!

Stanley-Whitman House Presents: Halloween Tales of New England with Dennis Picard

Descend into the mystique of New England’s haunted past at the iconic Stanley-Whitman House. This October, we invite you to join us in the Whitman Tavern at the fireside to be enthralled by the legendary Dennis Picard, who has meticulously uncovered chilling tales from town records, ancient journals, and long-forgotten newspapers.

What to Expect:

Eerie narratives of witches, vampires, and uncanny occurrences.
Riveting tales of “murder and mayhem” from Connecticut towns: Avon, Granby, Ellington.
A blend of history and mystery, wrapped in the charm of authentic 18th and 19th-century storytelling.

Event Details:
Date: October 19, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Venue: Stanley-Whitman House

Parking is available in the museum parking lot or on the street opposite the museum

Audience: This family-friendly event is suitable for both the young and young at heart. The tales, while spine-chilling, are meant to intrigue rather than terrify.

Registration: Entry is complimentary with required registration. While attending is free, donations to support the historic Stanley-Whitman House are most welcome.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience tales from a time when the boundary between the real and the supernatural was thin. Secure your seat by the fireside and embark on a journey through time, led by the masterful narration of Dennis Picard.

In 1935, Stanley-Whitman House was established as Farmington’s first museum. It is a nationally recognized historic house museum and living history center that teaches through the collection, preservation, research, and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington, Connecticut. Programs, events, classes, and exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in history by doing, acting, questioning, and engaging in colonial life and the ideas that formed the foundation of that culture.

Located in the historic village of Farmington, the museum facility centers on a circa 1720 National Historic Landmark house furnished with period antiques to reflect the everyday activities of Colonial life in Connecticut. Surrounding the house are period-raised bed gardens, an apple orchard, and heritage stone walls.

The public service areas of the museum, constructed in 2004, include a modern classroom, a period tavern room, a post-and-beam Welcome Center, a research library, an exhibit gallery, the Nancy Conklin History Gallery, and a collection storage area.

In addition to managing Memento Mori, Farmington’s ancient cemetery on Main Street, and the Village Green, located at the intersection of Routes 4 and 10, the museum also oversees the Scott Swamp Cemetery on Route 6. The Stanley-Whitman House is supported in part by the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.

At Stanley Whitman House, our commitment to accessibility is paramount. While not all of our programs are free, we strive to offer as many as possible at no cost, thanks to the generous support of our underwriters. If you wish to assist us in this mission, we welcome donations, which help us to expand further and diversify our range of activities. Your contributions play a crucial role in maintaining and increasing the accessibility of our programs.



October 25
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Stanley-Whitman House
(860) 677-9222


Stanley-Whitman House
37 High Street
Farmington, 06032
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(860) 677-9222

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