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Heritage House presents 4th annual Ghost Walk on Saturday

To The Leader

 

More than 40 costumed high school drama students from across Orange County will be participating this year in the Fourth Annual Heritage House Historic Ghost Walk in downtown.

The walk will be Saturday, October 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Heritage House Museum, 905 W. Division Avenue, a block west of the Orange County Courthouse. Tour groups will leave every 15 minutes with the last group leaving at 7:30 p.m. Docents will have refreshments and games to pass time if people have to wait for a group to leave.

Sue Denosowicz, president of the Heritage House board of directors, said the ghost walk is a fun way to learn local history. The stories are true events with a bit of lore and legend tossed in.

Tours start at Heritage House and then go eastward to the courthouse. From there, groups will continue east on Division to the Riverfront Pavilion grounds and along the boardwalk to Ochitree-Inman Park. Then the walk will circle back to the Heritage House.

Denosowicz said this year, the ghost walk planning committee had some of the historic photos from the museum’s vast collection enlarged on signs. The signs will be posted along the route to show what historic buildings stood a century ago.

People should wear comfortable walking shoes. Benches are along the boardwalk for people who need to rest. But beware. They may be joined by a ghostly figure. Heritage House will have water and mosquito repellent at sites on the walk.

Admission is $2 for children, $3 for adults and $10 for a family. Money helps Heritage House’s mission of preserving and sharing Orange County’s history.