Thursday, October 31, 2019
Today I sit down with with Dale Flatt from Save Austin Cemeteries, a non-profit organization that works with Austin Parks and Recreation to preserve and maintain five of Austin’s historical cemeteries. I also interview Jennifer Chenoweth, the Museum site coordinator for Oakwood Cemetery, Austin’s oldest historic cemetery. They tell us some history of Austin's oldest cemeteries and talk about the programs they offer and what help they need from volunteers. You can find more information in the following websites:
https://www.sachome.org/ - Save Austin Cemeteries
You can also find both on Facebook and Instagram.
Monday, October 28, 2019
What a great night we had at Lark and Owl Booksellers! The Night of Texas Ghost Stories was a hit. I loved the audience questions and I felt pretty special when they laughed in all the right places. :) Stay tuned for more events! Seems like people can't get enough strange tales of Texas history so more events are coming for sure. Thank you to Lark and Owl Booksellers for hosting this event and thanks to all the wonderful people that came out!
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019
Hey guys! Been busy with ghost tours and Nerd Nite, but I've been putting together the research for the next episode (and I ordered a new mic! Hurrah!) In the meantime, listen to Episode 8 on the Mysteries of Shoal Creek if you haven't already! Shoal Creek has so many stories, both with verifiable records and other things are the stuff of legend. Verifiable records include bodies that were buried along the banks, most of which were dug up and placed in proper cemeteries...but not were found. Other stories are from the famous writer, O.Henry, who went on a treasure hunt looking for gold buried at Shoal Creek. These stories and others keep the mystery alive around this lovely trail, especially when you walk after dark (at your own risk, of course!)
Be back soon with new mic and new story!