The Northwest Neighborhood Association, in partnership with the Strand Theater, has announced plans for the 2015 “Ghost Walk Tour” scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Every other year the Delaware Northwest Neighborhood Association holds an evening of mystery and fun in the building and streets of Delaware, through the “Ghost Walk” tour.
“I am very excited about this year’s Ghost Walk,” says Diane Wollschleger, NNA Ghost walk event and membership chairman. “We have several new ghost stories, including one that was featured on national TV.”
This year the tour will start, organizers say, at the historic and haunted Strand Theater, 28 E. Winter St., with an original performance by the NNA Players of The Haunted Theatre. The skit will highlight some of the Strand’s own ghost stories and will be followed by a guided tour through the streets of downtown and the historic Northwest Neighborhood of Delaware. Experienced story tellers will bring these tales to life, including those seen recently on The Travel Channel.
A tour through selected buildings and 19th-century homes will describe local history and unexplained mysteries, including a tour of the 1870s Victorian county jail with the original cell block.
Tickets are $15, and are only available in advance. Wollschleger adds: “Each year we have visitors from all over the state who come to participate. We always recommend getting your tickets early because the Ghost Walk is very popular and sells out early.”
Tickets go on sale Sept. 1 at www.delawarenna.org, at the Delaware Antique Mall, 18 N. Sandusky St., and at Button Up, 29 N. Sandusky St.
The NNA is a non-profit community association that is committed to preserving the quality of life and fostering a sense of pride in Delaware’s historic northwest neighborhood. Proceeds go to neighborhood improvement and community programs.
The Northwest Neighborhood is situated in the northwest quadrant of the city of Delaware, bound by West William Street to the south, the Olentangy River to the east, Pennsylvania Avenue to the north, and Euclid Avenue to the west. The Northwest Historic District was listed on the National Historic Register in 1996 and includes more than 200 contributing structures.
Information for this story was provided by the Northwest Neighborhood Association.