Slippery Rock University's historic Old Stone House will host a "Spooky Stories" event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on October. 28.
The event will offer interactive story telling by Mary Morgan Smith, an acclaimed storyteller and producer of Pittsburgh's annual Three Rivers Storytelling Festival. In addition, there will be a performance by the Miracle Elixir Side Show, a Victorian-themed entertainment troupe that performs magic and interactive amusements.
SRU theater students will perform a dramatic reading of works by Edgar Allan Poe, and the Jennings Environmental Center will provide an exhibit about bats, exploring the myths and facts about the creatures.
"Storytelling is probably the original form of entertainment, something our early ancestors invented to pass the time," said Aaron Cowan, associate professor of history and curator of the Old Stone House. "This event continues that tradition, and provides lots of fun and engaging activities for the whole family."
The event will also feature free face painting, an apple cider press demonstration, candle dipping and sugar cookie decorating.
Admission is $8 per person, children 4 and under are free.
The Old Stone House, which is owned and operated by SRU, is located at the intersection of routes 8, 258 and 173, just south of Slippery Rock. For more information, call 724.738.4964.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Socrates Café last night, where students and community members explored the big question: What is happiness?
Shout Out for the Humanities has been cancelled on October 26, as we didn’t receive enough submissions. This is the second time we’ve cancelled this event due to low participation, so we will no longer be offering it. The CPH has implemented several new events this semester that have been successful, such as our Impressions in Red Art Exhibition at the Old Stone House. We will continue to solicit feedback from students and the community to hold events that draw excitement and participation.
Questions and comments can be directed here.
SRU's third annual Live Like A Stoic Week is underway!
Stoic philosophy, developed by the ancient Greeks, ponders questions about life and how people should treat others, while ridding oneself of emotions in order to prevent suffering. This year's theme is "Stoicism at Work." As part of the event students, faculty, staff and members of the community read and work through Stoic texts in thinking about how to better overcome the personal and professional obstacles that may arise in the work and educational environments.
Participants have been meeting at 6AM every morning in the Slippery Rock Ski Lodge. Despite the early bird time, attendance is the highest it's ever been!
If you want to participate, there's still time! Contact Andrew Winters at email@example.com.
October 14 is the last day of the Impressions in Red: International Fiber Art Exhibition at the Old Stone House. Hope to see you there!
Want to live like a Stoic for a week? Attend the informational meeting today from 4-5 to learn more.
The third annual Live Like A Stoic Week will be held at the SRU ski lodge starting Monday, October 16. It's FREE to attend and OPEN to all community members.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Impressions In Red: International Fiber Art Exhibition at the Old Stone House on October 1 and October 7.
We received some great feedback about the show, which is part of the October National Arts & Humanities Month.
If you haven't seen the exhibition yet, there's still one more showing on October 14 from 1-4PM. It's free to attend, with a $2 suggested donation to the Old Stone House.
Don't forget to check out all of our other October events here.
Want to hold a community event in collaboration with the Center for Public Humanities? Let us know!