Posted: Sep 11, 2006 11:31 pm
i got an internship at the woodruff-fontaine house in victorian village at 680 adams. currently, it is the only house open for tours since the mallory-neely and mageveny house are closed to the public.
built in 1871, the woodruff-fontaine house is a prime example of french victorian architecture and design. the house is filled with donated victorian era furniture and paintings, as well as many examples of clothing from the time, changed out each season. coming up in a couple of months, the house will be changed over to celebrate the holiday season.
it is said that one area of the house is haunted by the weeping ghost of mollie woodruff, whose husband perished in the house due to illness incurred during a boating trip and whose 2 infants died soon after birth. several people have experienced strange occurences in this area of the house, ranging from hearing weeping to feeling a presence in the room to a feeling a chill to actually seeing a figure wandering.
i am working both in the giftshop and as a docent. i am giving my first tour this friday! :) it's $10 per adult, $8 per student, $6 per senior citizen, and free for children under 6.