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As American As Pumpkin Pie: The Global Origins of Halloween by Dr. C. Morgan Grefe

Black cats and witches. Jack-o’-lanterns and candy apples. Or maybe it’s the crunch of leaves underfoot that reminds you of trick-or-treating as a little one? Halloween’s origins in Ireland and Scotland inform the holiday that is Halloween today, but in the United States, our traditions have been shaped by the many cultures that make up our nation. In this historical romp, RIHS Executive Director C. Morgan Grefe will guide us on a journey to explore the origins of many of our Halloween traditions and how they have become so very American.

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Oct 5, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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