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Antiques, Beer And Ghosts Part Of The Fun At Wolcott Museum Complex

On October 14, the museum complex will host Wolctoberfest, where attendees can enjoy Earnest Brew Works microbrews under a large tent. In July, the inaugural Brew HaHa took place, featuring members of the Glass City Mashers Home Brew Club, (from left) Randy Nissen, Scot Yarnell, Jon Sicotte and Phil Blosser. MIRROR PHOTO BY NANCY GAGNET

BY NANCY GAGNET | MIRROR REPORTER — October is a busy month at the Wolcott House Museum Complex. This weekend marks the annual Lawn Sale and Family Fall Festival, featuring activities including candle and scarecrow making and old-fashioned games for children. Ten vendors will also be on hand with antiques and unique vintage finds, and re-enactors will offer living history demonstrations. The event also includes a self-guided tour of the Wolcott House for a fee of $3.00. On Saturday, October 14, the museum complex will host Wolctoberfest, where attendees can enjoy Earnest Brew Works microbrews under a large tent. Living history demonstrations will also take place and bluegrass musician Vester Frey will provide live music. A food truck featuring sausage tamales will also be part of the fun. On Saturday, October 28, a crew from the Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits (ORBS) will host a paranormal tour on the grounds of the museum complex. They will look for traces of audible voices and shadow people. This will be the third time the group has toured the complex. On a previous tour in 2015, members connected with a family member who lived there in the 1700s. The event is limited to 30 participants and RSVP is required. The cost of the paranormal tour is $20.00. “This October offers opportunities for guests of all ages – there’s really something for everyone,” said Maumee Valley Historical Society executive director Amanda Vaughan. “One of my goals is to make this complex a sustainable cultural resource for residents of Maumee and the surrounding communities.” The Lawn Sale and Family Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public Wolctoberfest will take place on Saturday, October 14 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The cost of beer is $5.00 for a 12-ounce pour. Paranormal Tours will take place on Saturday, October 28 from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Admission tickets cost $20.00 and limited tickets are available. To purchase tickets, please visit https://sites.google.com/view/maumeevalleyhistoricalsociety/events.

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