Join us at the Museum's historic Derrick Boat 8 for a night of mysteries, myths and ghost stories.
The tales will feature Jonel Langenfeld-Rial, Professor of Theatre and Theatre in Education at SUNY Oswego and experienced professional. Jonel has worked with the Museum before on a variety of unique projects including storytelling programs, as the Pirate Queen and by performing most recently at "A Titanic Affair" event held in April.
"We are very excited at the new additions to this well loved program. Jonel will tell stories familiar to our audience and bring in new tales. This year, the audience will be able to participate in various interactive elements at the beginning of the show such as ...the body garden," noted Mercedes Niess, Executive Director.
Audience members may bring their camera to take pictures of the "Monster of Lake Ontario" puppet or ghost performers. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite ghost character.
"This is my third year and I look forward to sharing great stories and even some of my own personal experiences. I am a person who is "sensitive" and at times I receive "impressions". Some may be ghostly images or just certain energies, both good and bad. I've had this ability, as long as I can remember and consider it a gift. I always try to pay close attention." remarked Langenfeld-Rial.
"Not surprising, I feel drawn to historic Oswego and the water. There is always a story that needs to be told." stated Langenfeld-Rial. "Every year people share new stories and information with me. This year the audience will be both entertained and surprised."
Langenfeld-Rial will be holding auditions for specific characters (please be prepared to read from a script) and technical positions. Children ages 9 and above and adults interested in being involved should come to an information meeting at the Museum being held on Wednesday August 15th at 5:30 pm.
"Jonel, has made a point to involve local talent in the Tales production. She brings a rich history of performance and storytelling experience to an annual tradition," noted Richard Bush, president of the H. Lee White Marine Museum.
The program is sponsored in part by Wayne Drug, a longtime supporter of the Tales program and the Marine Museum.
Bring a lawn chair and blanket and enjoy an evening of mystery and ghost tales. Admission is $5/adults, and accompanying children 12 and under is free. SUNY Students with ID are $3. The Treasure Chest gift shop and the gates will be open at 7:00 pm.
Parking will be available at Wrights Landing and on West First and Lake Streets. No pets please! An inclement weather date has been set for Sunday, September 2nd, but contact the Museum to confirm the date change. For further information contact (315) 342-0480 or