Lawrence County Museum of History

Lawrence County Museum of History & Edward L. Hutton Research Library

Huron Haunts

(A fundraising activity of the Lawrence County Museum. Click for more information on fundraisers)

On Oct. 25, 2013, about 70 visitors explored the history of Huron, heard about an 1861 troop train crash, the murder of a beloved O & M railroad stationmaster, the gruesome death of a regular lawbreaker. Re-enactors  shared tales of what happened at each site. Soup and sandwiches were provided by Huron's WTK Club, and Believe Paranormal presented a short presentation on the strange sights and sounds found at a local Huron bridge.

Watch Huron Haunts on U-Tube: Part 1— http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCZIVv8tD3w&feature=youtu.be 
Part 2— http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Y9QQCgzCc&feature=youtu.be

 

Re-enactors brought "Huron Haunts" to life. l-r: Greg Baker as Jesse, a working man from 1910. Aaron Baker as Elmer, a working man from 1910.  Lisa French as Eleanor, a local Huron woman in 1920s.  Abigail Natalie Gentry as Mrs. Kerlott, a young wife during the Civil War. Arthur Cross-Najafi as Lieutenant Kerlott, a young Union officer. Lewis Maudlin as Jim Terrell, a working man in his 40’s in 1886. Becky Buher as Ida, a local 1920’s Huron woman. Adam Roberts as George Wolford, an 18-year-old man in 1886. Narrators: Jeff Routh, Jim Buher, and Rowena Cross-Najafi This event included: 1. A HISTORIC WALK with costumed re-enactors, beginning at the Huron firehouse.  2. A delicious SUPPER of soups, cornbread, and other good things, prepared by the 90-year-old Huron WTK Club.  3. A HAUNTED TALK by Believe Paranormal about their investigations into Huron sites.

Re-enactors brought "Huron Haunts" to life.

l-r: Greg Baker as Jesse, a working man from 1910.

Aaron Baker as Elmer, a working man from 1910. 

Lisa French as Eleanor, a local Huron woman in 1920s. 

Abigail Natalie Gentry as Mrs. Kerlott, a young wife during the Civil War.

Arthur Cross-Najafi as Lieutenant Kerlott, a young Union officer.

Lewis Maudlin as Jim Terrell, a working man in his 40’s in 1886.

Becky Buher as Ida, a local 1920’s Huron woman.

Adam Roberts as George Wolford, an 18-year-old man in 1886.

Narrators: Jeff Routh, Jim Buher, and Rowena Cross-Najafi

This event included:
1. A HISTORIC WALK with costumed re-enactors, beginning at the Huron firehouse. 
2. A delicious SUPPER of soups, cornbread, and other good things, prepared by the 90-year-old Huron WTK Club. 
3. A HAUNTED TALK by Believe Paranormal about their investigations into Huron sites.

"On behalf of the Lawrence County Museum of History, I would like to thank the following for their help in making this year’s Halloween fundraiser, “Huron Haunts”, a big success: The Huron WTK Club for a wonderful meal; the Huron Volunteer Fire Department for the perfect venue; Little Theatre of Bedford, particularly Reida Cummings, for costume support; Believe Paranormal, particularly Trenton Scott, for a spine-tingling presentation; Joyce Mundy for her help with the dinner and research on Huron history; Jeff Routh and Jim Buher for their expert narration; Emily Engstrom for recording the entire historic walk; Barbara Bayens, Joyce Shepherd, and all our museum front desk volunteers for their help in selling tickets and greeting visitors, and our talented cast of re-enactors for bringing Huron history to life. The cast is shown in the picture, left to right: Greg Baker, Aaron Baker, Lisa French, Abigail Gentry, Arthur Cross-Najafi, Lewis Maudlin, Becky Buher and Adam Roberts." 

Rowena Cross-Najafi, President, Lawrence County Museum   

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