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    THE HAUNTED HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN at the Jackson Homestead & Museum

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    October 11, 2012


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    THE HAUNTED HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN at the Jackson Homestead & Museum

    THE HAUNTED HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN at the Jackson Homestead & Museum
    Lesley Bannatyne traces Halloween from its tiny origins in northwestern Europe through its recent explosion in popularity in the States. How is it that this overly commercialized, religiously contentious, and politically fractious holiday unites us in a community based on fantasy and fear; and what draws us together on this one night when we open our doors to...

    THE HAUNTED HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN at the Jackson Homestead & Museum
    Lesley Bannatyne traces Halloween from its tiny origins in northwestern Europe through its recent explosion in popularity in the States. How is it that this overly commercialized, religiously contentious, and politically fractious holiday unites us in a community based on fantasy and fear; and what draws us together on this one night when we open our doors to strangers? Drawing on research from her latest book, Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America's Fright Night, Bannatyne looks at who celebrates Halloween and what gives it an important and relevant place in our 21st century culture. Free.
     


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