Jim Thorpe, - The Friends of Historic Race Street will illuminate exquisitely carved pumpkins on Friday, Oct. 26 at 11:30 p.m. to make this particular midnight not quite so dreary. For as the clock in the courthouse tower strikes 12, Edgar Allen Poe, as portrayed by Race Street resident and literary historian Edward Moran, will visit the Rex house for a midnight reading of The Raven and excerpts from The Bells.
An old lady from the historical society suggests he write the words down. "Writing words down is an offering of some kind," she says, "an offering to things unseen." Writing the words down, the printmaker is no longer afraid and a town lost in the past is reborn as a diamond place, a place people come, after they've experienced the "cosmic terror."
For more information, call 267-934-9393 or visit http://www.facebook.com/JimThorpeHistoricRaceStreet
Three Mountains Gallery, 29 Race Street, will be open to the public for a showing of prints and etchings by artist David Watkins Price, author of Voices of the Hollow Maze.
Voices of the Hollow Maze is available online at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Voices-The-Hollow-Maze-ebook/dp/B009CICQ58/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350407473&sr=8-1&keywords=voices+of+the+hollow+maze
While on historic Race Street, be sure to check out St. Mark's Episcopal Church as well as the unique businesses on the most beautiful street in the Poconos.
Selena Mazmanian of 13th Moon Creations, 31 Race Street, is launching her Remembering Mauch Chunk line of artisanal soaps reminiscent of the town's rich history. They include Victoria with milk, roses, wine and silk, Molly Maguires beer soap, Switchback oatmeal, milk and honey soap with activated charcoal, and Caf Noir chocolate coffee soap. Coming soon...Millionaire's Row with champagne and strawberries. For more information, visit www.13thMoonCreations.com
The last tours of the season of historic St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race Street, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28. Listed on the National Historic Register, St. Mark's Church features beautiful Gothic architecture and Tiffany windows. Be sure to ask your tour guide about the ghost of Mary Packer Cummings and the spot where the Civil War widow fainted at the exact moment her husband was killed in action. Donation: $5 per person. For more information, visit http://www.stmarkandjohn.org