HalloweenButtonAll Hallows' Evenings
at Craftsman Farms

October 26 - 28, 2018


Join us for a spirited -- and spirit-filled -- evening!


In the 1910s, Halloween was not yet the holiday for children it is today. October 31st was a night for amusement and superstition, mischief and fortune telling, and for some, reaching beyond the veil.

 

Spiritualism surged in popularity during this time between the American Civil War and World War 1 as many families lost loved ones in massive battlefield casualties. At its peak around the turn of the twentieth century, and as a mainly middle- and upper-class movement especially popular with women, Spiritualism and its demonstrations of mediumship provided both entertainment for the curious and spiritual catharsis for the grieving. People looked for many ways to try and connect with their loved ones and give or receive messages. Believers, like the famous author Arthur Conan Doyle who lost his son in the First World War, would meet in private homes for séances, or at larger halls, conventions or camps. But there were skeptics too, like famed magician Harry Houdini, who undertook a well-publicized campaign to expose fraudulent mediums.

 

 

The Halloween, 1913 Tour

Join us for this after-hours tour, where this October it's 1913, when October 31st was celebrated with parlor amusments and fortune telling and for some, reaching beyond the veil! Discover the origins of Spiritualism and its associated practices, and why it surged in popularity around the turn of the century. And to keep your spirits up, light refreshments will follow the tour!

Friday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, October 27 & 28 at 5:30 p.m.

$10 Member; $15 Non Member


FRI 10-26
Halloween 1913 Tour at 6:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT!

Please choose another date.

SAT 10-27
Halloween 1913 Tour at 5:30 p.m.
 
SUN 10-28
Halloween 1913 Tour at 5:30 p.m.

 

Demonstration of Mediumship

After the tour, enhance your evening by attending a demonstration of mediumship. In this demonstration, following in the tradition of evidential mediumship that was a popular -- though controversial -- pastime at the turn of the twentieth century, contemporary mediums will connect with spirits related or known to those in attendance.

Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, October 27 & 28 at 7:00 p.m.

$20 Member; $25 Non Member


 

FRI 10-26
Mediumship Demo at 7:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT!

Please choose another date.

SAT 10-27
Mediumship Demo at 7:00 p.m.
SUN 10-28
Mediumship Demo at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Space is limited. Advance registration required; purchase tickets online or call 973.540.0311.

Suitable for adults and mature teens; not recommended for children under age 12.

 

Please visit us for a standard tour of the museum, Thursdays through Sundays year round.


15 December 2018

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The Stickley Museum
at Craftsman Farms
2352 Route 10 West
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
973.540.0311
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