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Interested in ghost hunting? Like learning about the supernatural and spooky? Visit Historic Cold Spring Village for its ‘Paranormal Pursuits’: Spiritualism in the 1800s weekend event to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, from 10am to 4:30pm. In addition to experiencing the Village’s 26 restored, historic buildings dating from 1691-1912, guests can enjoy various workshops, demonstrations and tours which highlight the study of spiritualism and the paranormal. Paranormal Pursuits is generously sponsored by Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty. Local paranormal investigation groups, including Truth Paranormal Investigators of South Jersey, will share the findings of their investigation at the Village and demonstrate their ghost hunting equipment in the Welcome Center throughout the weekend. Guests can also explore the Village’s own paranormal past and present during a ghost walk led by longtime Village staff member, Shirley Stefanovicz, at 12:30pm and 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday. At various buildings throughout the Village, Stefanovicz will detail the supernatural experiences had by Village staff members as well as the evidence of ghostly presences discovered by visiting mediums and psychics. Sunday will also feature a special guest, the Pennsylvania-based paranormal research team Lights Out. They have appeared on Animal Planet’s paranormal television series The Haunted and will be available for a question & answer session as well as a demonstration of their paranormal evidence, including findings from the Village. Additional programs will include readings of palms, tarot cards and runes for guests, eerie folk storytelling, a Q&A session with a local psychic medium and hands-on divining rod demonstrations. Dr. William B. Gahn will give demonstrations of phrenology, a 19th century field of science that held that the bumps on your head explained your character traits. On Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM, HCSV Deputy Director for Education and Interpretation Jim Stephens will lecture on the lively practice of spiritualism in the 1800s. Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through mid-September. The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. Admission during the season is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Needle Arts Coop, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org. ### END-For more information, please contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or kdevaney@hcsv.org.