Ghost Tours a howling success

Posted on November 01, 2007 by Suzanne Ramsey

This year’s Sweet Briar Museum Ghost Tours were the “best ever” according to museum director Christian Carr, attracting more than 400 visitors to the College.

Between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31, more than 330 people attended the ghost tours, and $1,200 was raised for the Sweet Briar Museum. In addition, 160-plus Girl Scouts — many accompanied by family and friends — took tours on Oct. 20.

“I think this success can be attributed in part to the clement weather we enjoyed, but more directly to the efforts of college relations, especially the television segments on Good Morning Virginia and the 6 o’clock news on WSET, and the sidebar in the Washington Post,” Carr wrote in an e-mail.

Carr also praised “indefatigable” Ghost Tour coordinator Ginny Moncure ’08, who trained tour guides and worked on scheduling. “Her enthusiasm really gave the tours a good deal of momentum this year,” she wrote.

Carr also thanked Sweet Briar President Elisabeth Muhlenfeld and library director John Jaffe for granting the visitors access to “campus treasures” Sweet Briar House and the Browsing Room at Mary Cochran Library.