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Encounter Ghosts Reported by Residents and Neighbors of the Pearl S. Buck House Halloween Weekend: Take a Ghost Tour!
Event Date: 10/30/2016
Sponsor: Pearl S. Buck International
Author: Arlene E. Daily, 215-249-0100, X 146, ADaily@PearlSBuck.org

Mortals who care to discover the REAL ghosts in the Pearl S. Buck House are invited to visit on Sunday, October 30, for a slightly spooky, yet family-friendly Ghost Tour. Visitors will encounter some of the many ghosts seen on the property by Pearl S. Buck, her neighbors, and house visitors.

Through the years there have been many documented ghost sightings at the Pearl S. Buck House, including: a ghost called “Devil Harry” who was a drunkard and well known for pinching bottoms of visitors to the House; a ghost called the “Shrubbery Woman” who had long conversations with Pearl as she worked in her beloved gardens; a ghost called the “Colonial Children’s Nurse” who quieted people in the House because she was tending to babies on the third floor; a ghost called “Ole Hen” who comes in from farm work to line up for dinner; and a ghost called the “Repentant Preacher” who roams the property telling people to repent.

Real people in the life of Pearl Buck will be brought back from the dead for this one special night. Portrayed by actors, they will host the event, keeping up the tradition set by Pearl who hosted a Community Halloween Party every year. Mrs. Loris, housekeeper to Pearl Buck, will lead daring mortal visitors through the tour of the house and grounds. Richard Walsh, Pearl’s husband will show off his personal office. The Walsh children will be playing in the house, as they always did. And the gardener, George Gala, along with his wife Florence, will be running the party at the end of the tour, which includes baked goods and fresh-pressed cider made with the original antique apple press. Pearl S. Buck herself will also make an appearance, as well characters from books she wrote and books she loved to read.

This will be the 5th year of the Ghost Tours. It is a project of the Pearl S. Buck Volunteer Association.

WHEN:                  Sunday October 30, 2016

                            Tours start at 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 - duration approximately 40 minutes

WHERE:                The Pearl S. Buck House, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA

WHO:                    Family friend! Suitable for middle school ages through adults.

HOW:                    $15. Click here to register: www.PearlSBuck.org/GhostTours         

About Pearl S. Buck International

Pearl S. Buck International® provides opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, builds better lives for children around the globe and promotes the legacy of our founder by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark home


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