Taber Museum to Present Storyteller Jonathan Kruk and Spooky Tales

Halloween Festivities

October 25, 2020

2:00 PM

Lycoming County Historical Society Taber Museum

In celebration of Hallowe’en and ghosts, ghouls and goblins, the Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society is offering an afternoon of ‘Spooky Tales (But not too scary!)’ on Sunday, October 25,  as told by storyteller Jonathan Kruk. The program is entitled "Legends of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - ghostly tales of the Headless Horseman for families. The storytales suitable for children will begin at 2:00pm in the Community Room of the Taber Museum, 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport. This program is free and open to the public.

Storyteller Jonathan Kruk, since 2010 has given hundreds of solo shows of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" for Historic Hudson Valley. Known for his eloquence, dramatic characters, and jumpstarts, Kruk has been featured on The TODAY Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The Travel and National Geographic Channels, and the BBC. 

He is the author of "Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow" and he has received accolades for an award-winning recording of Washington Irving's stories. A New York Times review indicates, “His spirited, candlelit one-man show has become a fixture of Halloween."

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was the first American story to "go viral."  It features a galloping goblin chasing a Yankee schoolmaster.  Many ghosts abound in the Sleepy Hollow.  All have a story. Why does a woman in white wail before storms? How do you stop the specter of Major John Andre from haunting? What is the origin story of the Headless Horseman? Jonathan Kruk, Sleepy Hollow's Master Storyteller will enchant families with these spooky stories at the Taber Museum.

Attendance is limited to fifty people and guests must adhere to the rules of wearing a face mask. Seating will be appropriate for social distancing. Family groups are encouraged, however, to ‘conserve’ seating space!

Due to the inclusion of this special program, our Society Program for Sunday, October 18 has been cancelled. The October 25th program will be held as part of our Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts.

For further information regarding the museum’s programming, please visit our website or telephone us at 570.326.3326. Ample parking is to be found in the parking lot behind the museum or on the street.






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