Tuesday, September 16, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Historical Society Plans Halloween "Street Theatre" Strolling and Dining in Newnan

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Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258

 September 16, 2008


Historical Society's Plans For Halloween:


Strolling and Dining With The Dead in "Street Theatre" in Newnan


     The way in which its news release below is worded makes it appear as though the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is going beyond history and into street theatre!


If you have any doubts, read this official news release by Shelley Laurin on behalf of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society:

Spirits Cast for Stroll and Dinner With the Dead
Casting for the roles of spirit guides and dearly departed dinner guests is nearly complete as the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society prepares for two of its most eagerly anticipated Halloween events–The Spirit Stroll and Dinner With the Dead.
Historically costumed spirit guides for the upcoming Spirit Stroll will include Elizabeth Beers, Carol Healy, Debbie Rogers, Joan Crawford, and Louise Collins. This cadre of spooky storytellers will lead their guests through the College-Temple historic district at 7 and 9 pm on the last two Fridays (17th and 24th) and the fourth Saturday (18th) in October. Special request strolls for groups of ten or more may be arranged by calling The Male Academy at 770-251-0207.
The Stroll takes a little over an hour, so participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes.
Guests for Dinner With th Dead, venue to be announced, will be greeted and entertained by a cadre of characters from the Civil War era. Gathered together for your amusement and edification will be the following: Nurse Fanny Beers, one of many women with nursing and midwife experience who volunteered their services to caring for the wounded (Elizabeth Beers); two members of the Nancy Harts, the only fully commissioned female unit in the war, who saved the town of La Grange (Trish Thompson and Lynn Matthews); and Fighting General Joe Wheeler, only 28 years old, who defeated a force twice the size of his due to cunning tactics (Michael Boulas).
And last but certainly not least, the winsome couple pictured here. Carol Healy dons a dazzling vintage gown from her collection to portray a southern belle, escorted by a gallant Pvt. William Thomas Oversby. As local history buffs may recall, Oversby was hanged as a spy for Col. Mosby's Rangers in Virginia, and was the only recipient of the Medal of Honor from the state of Georgia.
The Dinner With the Dead will be catered by Ten East Washington and will feature Chef George's famous penne pasta with chicken in vodka sauce as well as freshly baked rolls, veggies, desert, and a selection of wines (including the ever popular Vampire Red).
Tickets for the Spirit Strolls are $15.00. Tickets for Dinner With the Dead, to be held on Saturday, October 25th only, at 8 pm, are $40. Tickets for all Strolls and for Dinner With the Dead must be prepaid with advance reservations by calling NCHS at 770-251-0207. Mastercard and Visa are accepted.
NCHS will also be holding the Second Annual Goblin Run on Saturday, October 25th at 9 am at The Male Academy. Entry fee for this 5K race is $15, and preregistration is required. To register, call The Male Academy or go to the website at nchistoricalsociety.org.
Historical Society hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pm; and Sunday, 2 to 5 pm. You may always leave a message on the answering machine for a return call.

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