Winners selected in history challenge

Photo provided to the Times Observer Georgeann and Norm Chamberlain along with Susan Astull won the Warren County Historical Society’s Trail of History Challenge II.

A summer’s worth of historical exploration paid off in a significant way for the winners of the Warren County Historical Society’s Trail of History Challenge.

The challenge provided clues to various points of interest throughout the county. Those completing the challenge were then entered into a drawing for prizes.

The winners were Georgeann and Norm Chamberlain, who completed the challenge along with their cousin, Susan Astull.

“It was great to get the chance to see parts of Warren County that I would have not otherwise been able to see,” Norm Chamberlain said.

The challenge took participants to 12 locations through the county, accompanied by a series of riddles to aid in finding the location.

The winning team received a $100 prize donated by the Warren County Visitors Bureau, a one-year membership to the historical society, local publications, a deck of cards with local vintage images and other Warren memorabilia donated by board member Paula Bogart.

“This year’s trail challenge locations reached all four corners of the county and the clues were definitely a bit more challenging,” Managing Director Michelle Gray said. “There were only five correct submissions and, from that lot, the winning team was drawn.”

She said anyone looking to receive the answer key should email warrencountyhistory@aol.com.


The Society is holding its annual Haunted House and Trolley Tours on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night.

The Haunted House element of the event will take place at the Society’s office, a Victorian mansion while the trolley rides will explore the brick streets of the city’s historic district.

Trolley tickets are $10 presale and $12 at the door and includes the Haunted House.


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