Union’s Caldwell Parsonage to host Open House and Paranormal Presentation

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUNION –On Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 20 from noon to 5 p.m., the Caldwell Parsonage located at 909 Caldwell Ave., Union, will serve as one of the historic sites participating in Union County’s annual Four Centuries in a Weekend.

The museum is maintained by the Union Township Historical Society, a non-profit organization, and is a part of the Crossroads of the Revolution National Heritage Area. Scenes commemorating the upcoming 350th anniversary of Elizabethtown and New Jersey will be performed at 1:30 p.m. on both days.

Docents will offer on-going tours of the 18th century house and barn, including new exhibits in both buildings; souvenirs and refreshments will be available. Admission is free. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, call Barbara La Mort at 908-687-0048.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. and, again, from 8 to 9 p.m., NJ Paranormal will present the results of its investigation that it conducted at the Parsonage and barn on July 13. To purchase tickets at $10 each, call 908-591-9161. Leave a message—including your phone number—and your call will be returned promptly.

During each session, the NJ Paranormal staff will:
• explain how a paranormal investigation is conducted,
• demonstrate some of the equipment used during an investigation,
• show video evidence from the Parsonage and barn investigation and their other investigations,
• lead a tour through the buildings, during which visitors will be allowed to take pictures with their own digital cameras or cell phones to potentially capture any orbs, and
• conduct mock electronic voice phenomena sessions, during which visitors may use their own recording devices or record the sessions on their phones.

For additional information about the Parsonage, the history of Union, or the UTHS, visit www.unionhistory.org and www.uniontwphistoricalsociety.webs.com