october 2021

This is a repeating event

29oct6:00 pm8:00 pmJack-o'-Lantern Tours6:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my timeHistoric Hanna's Town

Event Details

Have fun with fears and folklore of the 18th century! This special tour of Historic Hanna’s Town looks at the Scots-Irish origins of Halloween and what frightened people in the 18th century.

Learn about superstitions of Westmoreland County’s Scots-Irish settlers regarding the Celtic new year, Samhain, or Hallowe’en. Many of these backcountry residents were rooted in the “old ways,” where folklore, magic, and the belief in witchcraft were embedded in their culture. This is not a ghost tour, but in the flickering candlelight, we may see shadows of things that once were, and hear echoes from the past.

Tours begin at 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: Space is limited and advanced registration required. Please call 724-836-1800 x210 to register. $10 for Westmoreland Historical Society members, $12 for nonmembers.

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Location

Historic Hanna's Town

809 Forbes Trail Rd, Greensburg, PA 15601