Tipton-Haynes to host annual Stories from the Pumpkin Patch

Published 8:43 am Wednesday, October 14, 2015

On Saturday, October 17, from 4-8 p.m., Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, Johnson City, will host the twenty-first annual Stories from the Pumpkin Patch.
There will be crafts for young children from 4-6 p.m. and throughout the evening, visitors can roast hotdogs over an open fire, enjoy family-friendly stories, and test their bravery in a spooky cave.
The historic house will feature a theatrical interpretation of the Tale of Stingy Jack. Stop by the cabin to enjoy gingersnaps and hot cider and learn about the life and times of the Haynes family.
This year enjoy stories from Libby Tipton, Cathy Rose Metcalf, and Joy Salberg.
Dubbed the “Mountain Terp Teller,” Libby Tipton utilizes a combination of sign, gesture, and voice to tell stories about her culture, her subculture and her roots in a deaf Appalachian family.
Cathy Rose Metcalf uses stories to teach about the world and increase literacy skills.
Joy Salberg, also known as the “Braided Teller,” loves to tell stories of hope and love — and of belief in the future — fairytales, folktales, and personal tales from her varied and full life.
Each of the tellers will have several stories, including one story each to be told in the haunted cave.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12. Members are always free. Tipton Haynes-Historic Site is located at 2620 S. Roan Street in Johnson City.
For more information, please call (423) 926-3631 or check out the event page on Facebook.

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