Contact: Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

TRENTON, N.J. - Farm families of a century ago passed many a cold winter's night with a good story shared around a warm fire. Storyteller Kathy Pierce will recreate the experience TONIGHT, Friday, Feb. 27, at Howell Living History Farm when she presents "A Winter's Tale," at 7:30 p.m. in the Charles Fish Barn.

Ms. Pierce, from Phillipsburg, NJ, has been telling tall tales professionally for 20 years and is a veteran of memorable Howell Farm storytelling events. She has shared bone-chilling yarns at "Tales of Halloween Night," and recounted unforgettable farming legend at summer storytelling sessions held among the horse stalls.

Tonight's event will not take place in the horse barn, but inside a heated barn attached to the farm's visitor center.
"The Charles Fish Barn is a wonderful story in itself," said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. "It was a local, working barn for more than 150 years before being restored and re-raised by our Park Commission as Howell Farm's interpretive center."
Admission to the event is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Howell Farm is a facility of the Mercer County Park Commission. It is located on Valley Rd., just off Rt. 29 two miles south of Lambertville.

For more information about the event, call 609-737-3299 or visit websites www.mercercounty.org or www.howellfarm.org.