If you haven’t visited the beautifully restored Van Horn Mansion in Burt, now is a great time. The Newfane Historical Society is sponsoring candlelight tours of the mansion on October 17th and 18th. The tours will start after dark, of course, and run from 7 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. The donation is $6 per person and you can call about family or group discounts.
One of the things I love about the mansion is its light and airy design and the beautiful stained glass dome. I can’t imagine it in the dark, lit only by candles, especially since I know the story of the resident ghost. Maybe she will make an appearance; you never know! Support the efforts of the Newfane Historical Society and spend a unique evening tiptoeing through the past.