Released October 1, 2019

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site to host Owl-oween

ROME CITY, Indiana (Oct. 1, 2019) — Children of all ages are invited to attend the annual Owl-oween event at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 12. This event looks past the myths and scary stories to discover the truth about bats, owls and other creatures of the night.

Participants will walk throughout the property, stopping at different stations to learn more about animals not normally seen during the day. Children are encouraged to attend in costume and collect treats along the way.

Tour stops include “The Owls of Owl-oween,” “Web Crawling” and spooky stories. The Kendallville Public Library will also have a station on Friday. Children will participate in an owl pellet dissection activity and create their own crafts, plus meet Gene’s pet Blue Jay, Hezekiah. Soarin’ Hawk will showcase the winged creatures of the night.

Admission is $4 for members and $5 for non-members, and includes all treats, snacks and take home craft activities. Visitors may arrive any time between 5:30 and 8:00 p.m. to explore the site. Cabin tours are not included. Flashlights are suggested to help guide participants.

For directions to the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site or more information, contact (260) 854-3790 or visit and click on the Historic Sites link. The site is located five miles west of Kendallville on U.S. Highway 6 and three miles north on Indiana 9. Follow the signs.

This event is brought to you in part by The Dekko Foundation.

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Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites system. The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage.