By Kara Linaburg
Shinnston’s Folklore And Historical Tours kicks off for the spring and summer, Saturday, May 6, at 8 p.m.
The two mile walking tour through downtown Shinnston is led by Johnna Nester, who has been researching and gathering new stories to share for the upcoming season.
“We (will) talk about one of the previous jails in Shinnston. I think people will find that interesting,” Nester said of the content for the tours. She said that there will also be stories about the Shinnston tornado, the Confederates in Shinnston during the Civil War, among other stories that fall under both the historical and spooky umbrella.
“It was my goal this winter to find content that is kiddo friendly,” she said. “We definitely have tours that are family friendly.”
According to Nester, the tours are “wonderful” for all ages, and even though the tours are around two miles long, they are focused along the Main Street of Shinnston, making for easy walking.
Nester is also interested this year in being hired to do walking tours for groups of youth such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. “I would love to do group events for them,” Nester said. “I’m open to large groups.”
To contact Nester about a group event or to reserve your spot for the May 6 tour, message Nester on her Facebook page, Shinnston’s Folklore And Historical Tours. Tours are $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Another tour is also being scheduled for June.
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