Nature of Halloween at the Dorr Museumfrom Donna Gold
Activities, amazing facts and touchable objects related to all kinds of spooky and magical creatures including spiders, snakes, ravens and wolves for all ages, with edible treats for sale—and genuine creepy hors d'oeuvres made from real crickets and mealworms. Don your costumes and enjoy spooky decorations, with lights, pumpkins, live owls courtesy of Birdsacre Sanctuary in Ellsworth, and extra skeletons. George B. Dorr Museum. Suggested donation is $2/child; $3.50/adult.
Expect skeletons—yes, real ones, and animals, including some live ones of the bug variety, and treat—including, yes, those of the bug variety. Chocolate-covered crickets, dry roasted mealworms—served on crackers, of course—and maybe even mealworm brittle and boiled crickets, elegantly skewered like the most proper of hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The staff will be costumed in their best Halloween style, having decorated the museum in orange and black and bringing out their favorite spooky animals from storage.
Visitors will even be able to explore the Frankensteinean art of taxidermy, where dead animals are brought to life, including such tools as flesh-eating beetles used to clean carcasses. (from )