CENTERVILLE — Whitaker Museum is conjuring up ghosts for Halloween.
The museum is holding Halloween-themed story times every Tuesday in October from 3-6 p.m., culminating in the “Haunting at the Whitaker” event set for Oct. 24 starting at 7 p.m. The event in being held in conjunction with Centerville City’s Pumpkin Walk, going on at the same time.
“Families can go back and forth between the two activities,” said Bridget Lee, a member of the museum board. “It’s going to be really fun.”
The museum is normally open for tours every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Oct. 22, the museum will also be offering a special Halloween-themed story time from 3-6 p.m. There will be a Halloween craft and candy for the kids.
On Oct. 24, both the Whitaker event and the Pumpkin Walk will start at 7 p.m. People can drop off pumpkins at Founder’s Park, located behind the city hall building, between 5-6 p.m. Later, kids can return to see all of the pumpkins lit and have some cider and donuts.
Over at Whitaker Museum, storytellers Spencer Packer, Karl Behling, George McEwan and Julie Behling will offer tales about ghosts and goblins and other Halloween- appropriate creatures around a campfire outside of the museum.
Starbucks will provide free hot chocolate for everyone.
While the Pumpkin Walk wraps up at 8:30 p.m., the wrap-up time at Whitaker depends on the guests’ tolerance for things that go bump in the night.
“Story time will get progressively scarier as the evening goes on,” said Lee. “Older kids will want to stay later.”
For more information on any of these activities, visit centervilleut.net.