The West Haven Historical Society will hold its traditional Halloween Graveyard Lantern Tour on Saturday evening, Oct. 23. The begins at 5 and end at 7:30. Cost is $5 adults $2 for children 12 and under. Attendees must first meet at the Poli House lawn, 686 Savin Ave., across from the Green and proceed in groups of 15-20 people over to the Green where the tours start.
The Graveyard Tour has become a tradition in the city as one of the most popular events held during the Halloween season. This year the Historical Society will “resurrect” from their graves individuals who made significant contributions to West Haven history. This year the public will “meet” Harriet North, former City Historian and weekly columnist for the City News and West Haven Voice as well as Ken Strong, the city’s first All-American football player. They will be among three other individuals including Sara Benham a teacher at the Oak Hill Seminary for Ladies located on Church Street in the 19th century.
People who plan to attend the tour should wear comfortable shoes or sneakers. In the event of inclement weather, the event will not be re-scheduled.