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Twilight Stars Party returns September 4

BROWNINGTON — The Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village’s annual Twilight Stars Party will return after a year off due to Covid19 at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 4.

The festivities will feature live music with Evansville Transit Authority, food with Runaway Tomato and the Ladies Aid Society of Brownington, a beer garden, and astronomy with Bobby Farlice-Rubio from the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium.

Held on Prospect Hill in the museum’s historic village, the party starts at the base of the hill with music, food, and drink.

Families of all ages are encouraged to attend together to enjoy games for children and then later to gaze at the late summer night sky.

At twilight, Farlice-Rubio will lead participants to the top of the hill where a bevy of telescopes will be on hand to journey through the cosmos.

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Participants will learn how to recognize constellations and hear the greatest stories handed down to us from past generations of stargazers.

“There is no better place to learn astronomy than outdoors under a starry sky in this epic location,” Molly Veysey, Executive Director of the Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village, said. “Bobby makes it fun for all ages, whether you want to learn the constellations or simply hear the amazing stories he tells. All are welcome to join us for food, music, and fun.”

Early bird tickets are on sale now at $8 for adults and $4 for children.

On the day of the event, tickets cost $10 for ages 12+, $5 for children 5-12, and are free for children under 5-years-old.

To purchase tickets ahead of time, visit: https://www.oldstonehousemuseum.org/twilight-stars-party/

Volunteers are needed to run the party as well and can bring their entire family for free.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Gillian Dacierno at [email protected].

To protect guests from Covid19, the museum has instituted protocols to ensure safety.

Following United States Center for Disease Control recommendations, all participants are required to wear masks indoors, keep at least three feet of social distance from those outside your group and stay home if they are not feeling well.

Disposable masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

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