Historic Rugby presents Ghostly Gathering on two Saturdays, October 23 and 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern. This yearly Halloween-season celebration frequently sells out. It is a favorite among village visitors, who enjoy a homemade chili dinner with dessert, followed by oil lamp tours of several historic buildings featuring the “Rugby Edged in Black” exhibit. If you missed this last year, or want to see what’s changed, now is your chance!
During the tour, guests meet the “ghosts” of some of Rugby’s earliest residents and hear their stories. Edged in Black offers a look at the death and mourning customs of the Victorian era through the death of Margaret Hughes on October 5, 1887. Hear funeral hymns and Appalachian dirges while residents mourn her passing. The event concludes with a storyteller spinning more spooky stories in the crisp fall air.
Ticket information will be posted later in the year, including a link for purchase.
This event is supported in part by a generous grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.