CLARK — The girl scouts of Clark Junior Troop 791 are studying the roles of women in the past, present and the future. As a part of their study, they visited the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum located in Rahway for a “Ghosts from the Past,” Cemetery Tour. During the tour, the girls met the ghost of an enslaved woman named Ambo and the ghost of Carolyn Wells Houghton, a famous librarian, author and poet. The girls, also, had the opportunity to visit the tombstone of the infamous “Unknown Woman of Rahway.”
One of the highlights of the tour was meeting the ghost of Abraham Clark, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the person for which the town of Clark was named after.The scouts enjoyed their tour so much that they decided to return and visit the inside of the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum in the near future.
Pictured here from left to right with the “ghost” of Carloyn Wells Houghton are: Danielle Knapp,Isabella Pimenta, Michelle Kukan, Gabriella Scipioni,Sara Hilton,Lauren England and Marisa Venturella. (Photo courtesy of Alicia Scipioni, Troop Leader of Junior Troop 425)