Tales of the Haunted Harbor Scheduled

OSWEGO, NY – The H. Lee White Maritime Museum presents “Tales of the Haunted Harbor: Myths, Legends and Lighthouse Stories” on August 14, at 7:30 p.m., gates open with pre-show activities.

Michele Hamer of Mexico portrays a ghostly figure during a Tales of the Haunted Harbor dress rehearsal in 2013. This year's event takes place August 14.
Michele Hamer of Mexico portrays a ghostly figure during a Tales of the Haunted Harbor dress rehearsal in 2013. This year’s event takes place August 14.

The public is invited to join us at the historic Derrick Boat 8 for a night of mysteries, myths and ghost stories.

The evening features storyteller, Jonel Langenfeld, Professor of Theatre and Theatre in Education, Storytelling for Social Justice and Director of the Expressive Arts Therapy Minor at SUNY Oswego and experienced seasoned professional.

“Last year, Jonel directed the children’s play The Great Rope, which was a rousing success. Several performers from that event will participate in this year’s Tales and we are thrilled to have Dan Williams return to lend his acting and musical talents to this magical evening. The audience will be able to participate in interactive elements at the beginning of the show such as …the already popular ‘body’ garden,” said Mercedes Niess, executive director.

Audience members are encouraged to bring their camera to take pictures of the “Monster of Lake Ontario” puppet, ghost performers and the amazing Oswego sunset.

Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite ghost character.

“This is my sixth year doing tales here at the museum and I really look forward to sharing these great stories. This year we have several new lighthouse tales to tell. It certainly makes one appreciate Oswego’s history and our waterfront. The audience will be both entertained and surprised,” Langenfeld said.

“Jonel has made a point to involve local community talent as well as area college students and faculty as performers and technicians. She certainly brings a rich history and a premiere storytelling experience to this museum’s annual tradition,” said Richard Bush, president of the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego.

The audience is asked to bring a lawn chair and blanket to enjoy this evening of mystery and ghost tales.

Admission is $6 for adults and accompanying children, 12 years and under, are free.

SUNY and Oswego High School students with ID are $3.

A satellite shop of the Treasure Chest gift shop will be open this evening.

This program made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts and is part of the museum’s “Arts on the Waterfront Series.”

Parking is available at Wright’s Landing and on West First and Lake Streets.

No pets please!

In case of inclement weather, contact the museum to confirm a date change.

For further information, contact (315) 342-0480 or visit hlwmm.org or facebook.com/hlwmm