Step back in time for ghostly tales and pirate fun at the Queens County Museum this weekend.
The weekend starts off with a journey into the paranormal, with local author Vernon Oickle at 7 p.m. Oickle is the author of several books on ghost stories of from the Maritimes, and for the evening he will be sharing some of the local stories that have been told over the years.
At 8:30 p.m. it will be ghost hunter Tom Whalen from South Shore Paranormal Findings. The group has been exploring haunted areas up and down the shore, and Whalen will talk about what it is like to do a paranormal investigation. There might even be a tale or two of some rather creepy encounters.
Refreshments will be served, and there will be plenty of time for questions.
On Saturday from 2-4 p.m., the young and those young at heart can come to the museum to learn what it takes to be a pirate with Captain BlackJack's School of Piracy. Hear family friendly stories of the seven seas, and have fun becoming a pirate to make all others tremble in their boots.
This is also the first time in many years the Queens County Museum, along with the Queens County Historical Socity, will have a float in the parade. Linda Rafuse, manager of the museum says they wanted to promote their 1812 exhibit they will soon be installing. In the museum will be a replica of part of the deck of the Liverpool Packet, one of the most successful Privateering vessels from the War of 1812. On their float will be the replica of the Packet, restored by Rick Gilbert.
To finish off the weekend, on June 23 from 2-4 p.m. will be the Music and Times of Blind MacNair, as interpreted by Bruce Smith. Based on the short story by Thomas Raddall, the afternoon will be filled with sea songs and shanties as the story unfolds.