For a Halloween experience that you will not forget, come meet the “Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing” Halloween night from 6-8 PM at Millard’s Crossing Historic Village!
Halloween is the only night these ghosts make their appearance to tell their stories as they sit on the porches and hand out candy to all visitors who wish to stop and listen.
Among the ghosts will be Emily and Jesse Lee, who once lived in the 1837 two-story double house that used to stand downtown on S. Fredonia Street; Maimie Watkins & her daughter, Thelma; Fannie & Matt Muckleroy; Sam & Susie Watkins; Willie Gramling, once a highly respected local music teacher; and of course, the ghost of Lera Thomas chatting with her good friend, Gladys Hampton.
In the chapel, visitors will encounter a ghostly bride, once jilted at the altar, who appears to be dead until the stirring notes played by the ghoulish organist stimulate her to sit up and greet those who have entered to tell her story.
Adults and children alike will love the haunted hayride which travels down spooky old Post Oak Road where they may encounter the headless horseman as he makes his rounds galloping through the Village. The hayride begins and ends at the Country Store where people can purchase old fashioned items and purchase popcorn, drinks and candy.
Children will love the old fashioned games on the grounds and participating in a taffy pull to make their own candy. They can also join in the “cupcake walk” in the Parsonage while the ghost of Willie Gramling plays spritely tunes on the antique piano for their enjoyment. They can also experience an old fashioned school house lesson where they get to write with quill pens and….for Halloween….disappearing ink!
Visitors are welcome to come in their Halloween costumes and enjoy a delightfully strange evening meeting the “Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing.” Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
Millard’s Crossing Historic Village located on the north side of Nacogdoches, was created by Lera Millard Thomas between 1970-1985. It is comprised of a variety of antique structures from Nacogdoches County and has become the largest historic Village in East Texas. It is a remarkable resource for historic education offering tours daily and four annual events. It also offers rentals for weddings, private parties and celebrations of all kinds.
For more information about this event, please visit www.millardscrossing.org or call 936-564-6631.