NORRIS – Next weekend, 4 - 9 p.m., October 26-27, the Museum of Appalachia will transform into a historic storytelling and trick-or-treat trail for the second annual Haunts and History. Guests will have the rare opportunity to tour the Museum grounds under the cover of darkness, while listening to true and inspired stories about our Appalachian ancestors and collecting vintage candies and treats.

Guests may also enjoy hay rides, live music, blacksmithing demonstrations, pumpkin carving demonstrations, animal education programs, and festive snacks. For an additional charge, attendees may take a ride through the Museum grounds to the pumpkin patch to choose a pumpkin to take home. The event will take place on the picturesque grounds of the Museum of Appalachia, which includes historic log structures and barns, multiple exhibit buildings, and tens of thousands of artifacts.

Tickets for Haunts and History are on sale now at museumofappalachia.org; the event is free to Museum members. For additional information and admission details, please visit the website or call 865-494-7680.

As a non-profit, Smithsonian affiliated organization, the Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts and culture of an earlier time for the benefit of future generations; and to instill in the community – regionally, nationally, and internationally- a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the Appalachian heritage. The Museum is located 16 miles north of Knoxville at I-75, exit, 122, then one mile east.