Celebrate Halloween at Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement’s final event of the season this weekend. Spooky Stories and S’mores is scheduled for Saturday, October 29 from 6– 9 p.m. and is guaranteed to be family-friendly fun for all ages.
Guests are invited to gather around a fire pit and hear spooky tales of true events that happened in Clarksville and Montgomery County. Stories will be told by Historic Collinsville directors, volunteers and reenactors. Some stories will be interactive, and some will be sung.
The stories will get scarier throughout the night with the least spooky stories told between 6-6:30 p.m., slightly spooky stories told between 6:30-7 p.m. and the scariest stories being told between 7-8 p.m. The stories are not dependent on one another, so guests are able to arrive, depart and step away as needed.
Each participant will be given a s’mores kit with a bottle of water. There will be a s’mores-making station at the event where participants can make their treats whenever they would like.
“Sunday will be our last day with regular hours this season,” said Kristy Proctor, Co-Director of Historic Collinsville. “However, we will accept reservations for field trips and groups throughout the year. We also accept rental reservations year-round for everything from weddings to baby showers.”
“Historic Collinsville is such a great place for people of all ages to go and learn something new,” said Theresa Harrington, Visit Clarksville Executive Director. “The directors at Historic Collinsville are already working on some big plans for special events and new additions when the site reopens for its regular season in the spring.”
Admission for Spooky Stories and S’mores is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for ages 6-12, and children under 5 are free.
To request a group tour or rental space, please visit www.historiccollinsville.com.
About Historic Collinsville
The pioneer settlement opened in 1974 to give children a “hands-on” experience outside of the classroom about life from the 1840s through the turn of the century. It has been open to the public since 1997, recreating the past with restored historical structures, each filled with authentic period furnishings that show a glimpse of life before and after the Civil War.
Once at Collinsville, guests can stroll through a re-creation of the past from the earliest “first home” to the expansive Dogtrot House, a tobacco-drying house, smokehouse, church/schoolhouse, wildlife center, loom house, cobbler’s shop, teacher’s home and more. Picnic tables are placed throughout the property and a covered pavilion with tables and restrooms is also on site. A visitor center greets guests and offers period souvenirs.
Montgomery County Government purchased Historic Collinsville from founders Glenn and JoAnn Weakley in 2018, who both passed away in September 2021. Visit Clarksville operates the property for the county.
For more information about Historic Collinsville, please visit www.historiccollinsville.com, follow them on Facebook, contact Kristy Proctor by phone at 931-551-6535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mark Britton at email@example.com