Har-Ber Village’s annual Historical Haunted Halloween blends historical demonstrations and reenactments, stories and music with old-fashioned Halloween fun for families of all ages on Saturday, October 25, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

Visitors will tour select areas in the Village to see demonstrations in the Print Shop (where they can print a Halloween card), the blacksmith shop and the spinning and weaving exhibit.

Storyteller Sequoyah Guess will share spooky Cherokee stories in the Saloon.

A scene from hanging Judge Parker’s courtroom will be reenacted.

A Civil War mourning scene will be presented alongside one of the Carriage House hearses.

Wendy Songe will play haunting tunes on the dulcimer, and a game of Halloween bingo can be played in the School House.


A program just for children ages 8 and under will include Halloween stories read by Grove librarian Brenda Newnam followed by Halloween activities in Har-Ber Village’s Craft Room from 5:30 to 7:00.

Kids will participate in a costume parade at 7:00. Everyone can vote for their favorite carved pumpkins along Main Street from 5:30-7:30 pm and enjoy free hot dogs provided by Arvest Bank, one of the event sponsors.

“Last year’s pumpkin carving contest was very popular,” said Amelia Chamberlain, executive director at Har-Ber Village, “so for the second year, those interested  in carving and featuring a jack-o’-lantern in the Pumpkin Carving Contest may bring his or her creation to the Har-Ber Village Museum Visitor Center on Friday, October 24, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

There is no cost to enter the contest.  Prizes will be given for first, second and third places.

Contestant’s pumpkins will be placed along Main Street for viewing and voting by those attending Historical Haunted Halloween. Only one entry will be accepted per person, but there is no age limit for participants.

Cost for the event is $7 for non-members and $4 for Har-Ber Village Museum members.

Historical Haunted Halloween is sponsored by Bank of Grove; Arvest Bank; Grand Lake Casino; and The Evans, Bridges, Siems Families.

If you’d like to volunteer during the event, craft assistants, face painters, parade and contest coordinators and more are needed. For more information, call 918-786-6446, email [email protected] or visit www.har-bervillage.com.

Get dressed in your costumes, bring your flashlights and come prepared to have a great time at Historical Haunted Halloween 2014 at Har-Ber Village Museum.