Join us for the Rising Sun Inn’s Historic Candlelight Ghost Stories Touron October 18-19, 2019, at the Rising Sun Inn located at 1090 Generals Highway, Crownsville. Tours will be conducted between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., with the last tours starting at 9:00 p.m.
The Rising Sun Inn, with a history spanning four centuries, has been home to many generations of families. Learn about the lives of some of those residents and learn about those residents who never left. This family-friendly ghost stories tour is suitable for visitors of all ages. Hear stories collected from first-hand accounts of ghostly encounters; tour areas of the Inn not regularly open to the public, and top the evening off with some cider and popcorn. While this event promises to be family-friendly, the Inn will be dark with the exception of candlelight. With the sun setting at 6:22 p.m., families with younger children may want to join us at 6:00 p.m. and take advantage of the fading daylight.
Admission is $10 for Friends of the Rising Sun Inn members, $15 for non-members, $5.00 for children ages 3 – 12, and children under 3 are free. Become a Friends of the Rising Sun Inn member when you register for this event and receive your member discount for this event. For additional information or to purchase tickets without the online fees, email: email@example.com.
Do you Believe in Magic? Tales of Witches and Witchcraft during the American War of Independence
Join us November 2, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at the historic Rising Sun Inn located at 1090 Generals Highway, Crownsville, when Dr. Robert Selig returns to the Rising Sun Inn to present “Do you Believe in Magic? Tales of Witches and Witchcraft during the American War of Independence.”
Dogs that would not bark; horses that would not walk; women who turned into animals at night -- the belief in the existence of witches and witchcraft was widespread during the second half of the eighteenth century. Sometimes these powers were employed in the cause of American Independence, sometimes against it. Decades later veterans would record these super-natural occurrences in their pension applications or tell them to people collecting oral history accounts and traditions of the war.
Based on pension applications and accounts found in oral history collections such as the Asa Fitch Papers, the McDonald Papers and the Draper Collection, this lecture presents some of these events, looks into the medieval origins of these beliefs, and places them into the historical context of the War of Independence.
Admission is $12 for Friends of the Rising Sun Inn members and $15 for non-members. Become a member when you register for this event and begin receiving your member discount with this event. For additional information or to purchase tickets without the online fees, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.