2017 Mullica Hill Ghost Walk ~ Oct. 14th

Join the  Harrison Township Historical Society  for their annual Mullica Hill Ghost Walk on Saturday, October 14th.  The 1 1/2 hour guided tours depart every ten minutes (beginning at 6:30 p.m.) from outside the blueplate restaurant at 47 S. Main St.  This ever-popular tour lets you experience Mullica Hill’s haunted history as you walk past the historic houses and public buildings on Main Street.

ghost 2The Jersey Unique Minds Paranormal Society (JUMPS) will conduct an investigation in blueplate’s basement, the starting location of the tour. Before your tour departs will be able to view a live video feed from the infrared camera. Doug Hogate Jr. will also be doing a live broadcast of his paranormal radio show “Paradelphia.”

Both blueplate and Naples will be serving food during the event.  Naples will host a special Ghost Walk buffet beginning at 5pm.

Tickets are on sale now for $7 per person,  Ghost Walk T-shirts will be on sale for $12 at the event and LED glow sticks with the Ghost Walk logo will be $5 each. All proceeds benefit the Harrison Township Historical Society.

Be sure to book in advance as tours (especially the early time slots) fill quickly.  Purchase Tickets online here.

For spook-tacular photos from past ghost walks, click here.

New Exhibitions at Old Town Hall Museum

Harrison Township Historical Society’s Old Town Hall Museum has reopened this Spring with two new exhibitions exploring 10,000 years of local history.  The museum is  located at 62 S. Main St. and is open Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 pm, through May 15, 2016 (closed Mother’s Day) and admission is free.

“We are very excited to be able to reopen the second floor galleries,” said Suzanne Grasso, the Society’s president. “The new installations feature the Society’s rich holdings, many of which are on exhibit for the first time.”

Living Off the Land:  Food, Farms and FamiliesOld Town Hall Museum

This exhibit focuses on Harrison Township’s agricultural heritage. Food production has been a prominent feature of the area for centuries due to its fertile soil, progressive family farms and lose proximity to major metropolitan markets in Philadelphia, New York and beyond.

“Long before the “local food movement” gained popularity, family-run farms here have been supplying fresh fruits, vegetables and eggs for generations,” noted exhibition curator, James Turk.

The exhibition examines a wide range of farm products produced here, from fruits and vegetable crops to dairy, poultry and pork through artifacts dating from the early 1800s to the present day.

 “Each section includes a recipe selected from the Society’s archives to give our visitors a ‘taste’ of the township’s culinary heritage,” added Grasso.

The Stone Age in Harrison TownshipOld Town Hall Museum

This exhibit goes further back in time and features the Society’s extensive Paleo-Indian collection. This archeological record provides evidence of 10,000 years human habitation here. Interestingly, the objects include stone hoes and adzes showing how long crops have been grown and harvested here.

For more information call 856-478-4949 or visit www.harrisonhistorical.com.

Mullica Hill Ghost Walk ~ Oct. 10th

2015 Mullica Hill Ghost WalkThe Harrison Township Historical Society will sponsor the annual Mullica Hill Ghost Walk on Saturday, October 10th from 6:30-11:30p.m.  Guided tours depart every ten minutes from outside the blueplate restaurant at 47 S. Main St. The hour and a half tour takes you through historic houses and public buildings on Main Street, showcasing the town’s haunted history.

This ever popular event gets spookier each year!  Doug Hogate Jr. will broadcast his paranormal radio show “Paradelphia” live from Mullica Hill and the Jersey Unique Minds Paranormal Society (JUMPS) will conduct an investigation in blueplate’s basement with a live video feed from their infrared camera.

Both blueplate and Naples will be open during the Ghost Walk and Naples will host a special Ghost Walk all-you-can-eat buffet.ghost 2

Tickets are on sale now for $7 per person – children in strollers are free.  Be sure to book in advance as tours (especially the early time slots) fill quickly.  Purchase Tickets online here.

This is a family friendly event.  Bring your flashlights and walking shoes and get ready for a spook-tacular time!