Halloween: A Haunted History

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Halloween: A Haunted History

Have you wondered why at Halloween we carve pumpkins, dress up in costumes, or decorate our homes with skeletons and ghosts?

This colorful new program, presented by author and lecturer Kevin Woyce, traces the strange history of Halloween, from Old World harvest festivals to our modern family holiday. Along the way, Mr. Woyce will 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.

Free and open to all; hosted on Zoom. Register here: https://bit.ly/2GrZjyx