The kids' garden next to the Daly Mansion parking lot will be the center of activity Saturday.

The Preservation Trust is inviting families and friends to the Children's Autumn Party Saturday, October 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be activities in the garden, fall crafts, and you're invited to bring your own homemade scarecrow for a contest at the event.

There is no admission fee for the garden party. It celebrates the beginning of Fall and the end of the Mansion's regular tour season.

In the house, the hourly tours will end Sunday, October 13. After that, the mansion will be open for special events, such as the Murder Mystery Dinner October 25 and 26.

The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust is also starting their annual membership drive.