Halloween Expert Lisa Morton – Big Seance #175

  Lisa Morton, Halloween expert and author of Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween, joins Patrick in the parlor to discuss our favorite holiday! Topics include Dennison’s Bogie Books, yard haunts, common misconceptions, bobbing for apples, candy, movies, music,...

Planning a Halloween Party (in 1911)

As many of you are no doubt planning themes for Halloween get-togethers next month, I thought maybe Ms. Ruby Ross Goodnow could help you plan. Actually, the party below, held on “Hallowe'en” at “eight o' clock” in 1911, was also meant to be a...

HALLOWEEN: An American Holiday, an American History…

It makes me sad to admit, but my reading has really slowed down in recent months with so much going on. So I knew I needed to get an early start on this one to get it done in time. I've always been the person who gets overly excited about each season before it even...