Chat with a Curator: Halloween 2019

This fall we’re introducing a new kind of public program—one that gets you in conversation with our curators about our collection material!

This Wednesday, October 30, from 5 to 7 p.m., we will host our first “Chat with a Curator” program, during which the public is invited to drop in anytime during that window to view a selection of collection materials about Halloween and talk about them with some of the AAS curators. The items will range from children’s books and postcards to “haunted” diaries and early illustrated editions of classic scary tales, from documents about the Salem Witch Trials to “ghost” stereocards—just the thing to get in a spooky mood!

While there is no charge for this program, a suggested donation of $5 is recommended. Please also note that curators will be available to talk about the collection material on view during the program, but discussions about other research topics and/or donations should be held at a separate time.

See the video below for a sneak peek of the program.  After you’ve watched, you can vote on which collection item you think is the scariest by clicking here! Voting will continue until the beginning of the event.

We hope to see you here at AAS!

Published by

Kevin Wisniewski

Director of Book History and Digital Initiatives, American Antiquarian Society

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