MILFORD TWP. – Tickets for two popular October theatrical programs at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford are now available for sale to the public. Space for both programs is limited and pre-purchase is encouraged.

MILFORD TWP. – Tickets for two popular October theatrical programs at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford are now available for sale to the public. Space for both programs is limited and pre-purchase is encouraged.
Tickets for the annual dramatic readings of selected works of Edgar Allan Poe and for the popular theatrical historical presentation in the Laurel Hill Cemetery can be purchased on-line at www.greytowers.org or by calling 570-296-9625 to make arrangements to pay by check or cash.
The cemetery program, on Saturday, Oct. 19, will “bring to life” some of Milford’s earliest inhabitants as professional readers recite first-person accounts of their lives in the Laurel Hill Cemetery at Grey Towers. There will be two readings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.
As one of the town’s first graveyards, Laurel Hill is the final resting place for nearly 200 residents who helped shape the community in the early 1800s.
Registration is required and the program will be held rain or shine. Participants should meet in the Visitor Pavilion of the Grey Towers Visitor Parking Lot. Wear comfortable shoes as there is walking on uneven terrain.
On Saturday, Oct. 26, professional readers will pay tribute to Edgar Allan Poe with dramatic readings of selected works. There will be two readings at 6 and 8 p.m. Copies of Poe books were found in the historical Grey Towers collection and re-creating the readings is a popular seasonal event.
Sponsored by the US Forest Service with support from the Grey Towers Heritage Association, the readings feature members of the American Readers Theatre Company and are appropriate for high school age and older. Dramatic readings were a common form of entertainment for 19th century families and the American Readers Theatre keeps the art form alive with pure traditional readers’ theatre format.
For more information, call 570-296-9625 or visit the website at www.greytowers.org.
The Grey Towers Heritage Association is a non-profit community organization that supports the public conservation and education programs at Grey Towers through memberships, donations and grants. The American Readers Theatre (ART) is a nonprofit performing arts organization dedicated to promoting literacy through the art of dramatic readings.