- Avalon History Center
History Center Lecture: Halloween, a Haunted History
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From old world harvest festivals to our modern family holiday. Along the way, presenter Kevin 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. Registration is required for this event using the link below.