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Halloween: A Haunted History

Event Type: Young Adult Program
Date: 10/24/2021
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
 Have you ever wondered why at Halloween we carve pumpkins, dress up in costumes, or decorate our homes with skeletons and ghosts? This colorful new program traces the strange history of Halloween, from Old World harvest festivals to our modern family holiday. Along the way, I'll discuss the origins of the Jack-O'Lantern, Orson Welles' 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, the first monster movies, haunted lighthouses and hotels, and much more. The hour-long slideshow is illustrated with original photographs and antique Halloween cards, advertisements, artwork, and movie posters. Presenter Kevin Woyce is an author, photographer, and lecturer, specializing in regional American history.

Location: Virtual
Registration Ends: 10/23/2021 at 12:00 AM
Presenter: Kevin Woyce
Status: Closed

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