Have you ever met a ghost on the streets of Perth?
Well, on Friday, October 25th 2013 you just might meet one or two during the annual Ghost Walk of Perth. Tortured souls who clamour to have their stories told include a murderer who swung from the courthouse gallows, a ferryman who demanded deadly tolls, and a cursed woman who forever roams the hospital’s halls.
Long known as a picturesque town of tree-lined streets and historic homes, Perth also has its fair share of spooks. Even Matheson House has a shadowy resident who is more at home in the nineteenth century than the twentieth.
Susan Code, local historian and author, will lead the approximately 90-minute walk. People are asked to mee – in costume, if they wish – by 7:00 p.m., on Friday, October 25th, outside the Perth Museum, 11 Gore Street East, the starting and stopping point for the Ghost Walk. Treats will be served there afterwards and the Museum will be open for viewing.The Ghost Walk of Perth will be held on Friday, October 25th, at 7:00 p.m., foul weather or fair. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child (maximum $25 per family), and can be reserved by calling 613-267-2595 or through the Perth Museum at 613-267-1947. Proceeds from the evening will go towards support of the Perth Museum.
Note: ticket reservations help with predicting numbers, but payments can be made, in cash, on the evening.
For more information
Karen Rennie, Heritage Manager/Curator
Town of Perth, 80 Gore Street East
Perth, Ontario K7H 1H9