Halloween: A Haunted History


Thu, Oct 14, 2021    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Woodbridge Library-Main Branch
1 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge, NJ, 07095

Event Type

Why do we carve pumpkins at Halloween, dress up in costumes, or decorate our homes with skeletons and ghosts?

Join author and photographer Kevin Woyce at the Woodbridge Main Library October 14 at 7PM for a colorful presentation which 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, famous costume makers, and much more. The hour-long slideshow is illustrated with original photographs and antique Halloween cards, advertisements, artwork, and movie posters. 

Registration is Required.  Please register here https://bit.ly/3kdv9Az or call 732-634-4450

This is a hybrid event! This event will take place in-person  at the Woodbridge Main Library. If you do not feel comfortable attending the event in-person we will also be streaming the event via Zoom. 

Kevin Woyce is an author, photographer, and lecturer, specializing in regional American history.