This poem was one of the stories that our High School Apprentices prepared for The Haunted Whaleship, the very successful, first-time event that was held here on Saturday, October 26. Over 500 people came in to see the eerily lit galleries and Lagoda ship model, to meet ghosts of New Bedford’s past, hear our apprentice’s stories, take part in costume contests and participate in crafts. It was a fun night for all of us.
The leaves crunched beneath the feet of the children in Salem on Halloween night.
All the children in town dash down the streets
in search of sugary treats and to make a fright.
Ghosts, goblins, witches, and fairies.
Halloween time sure is scary.
When you’re parading your costume out on the street
You’ll never be sure of the friends you will meet.
Your moms, dads and teachers all tell you to be safe
and check before you give your treats a taste.
Carry flashlights, bring sweaters
just in case there’s chilly weather.
The Museum wishes you a happy, happy Halloween
and don’t forget to brush your baleen!.
By Tatiana Grace, Gr. 11, Greater NB Regional VTHS