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Thursday, October 22nd | 7:00pm-8:30pm | History Happy Hour: Trick-or-Treat

Thursday, October 22nd | 7:00pm-8:30pm | History Happy Hour: Trick-or-Treat


It is said the veil between the living and dead is growing thin and that spirits freely roam the earth one day each year: Halloween. How did these ancient beliefs develop into modern customs of trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, and wearing costumes? In this class, we’ll explore the origins of this spooky holiday and the various cultural traditions that weave together into our present-day celebrations of Halloween.

Please note: While we're not able provide a beverage for you during class, we encourage students to grab their favorite beverage - alcoholic or non-alcoholic - to enjoy during this virtual happy hour.

This class is appropriate for ages 16+.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent out by 5pm the day of the class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

About the teacher:
Maya Rook is a historian and educator living in Rochester, NY. She holds an MA in American History from the University at Albany and blends critical insight with humor and empathy in her investigations of the dark, often absurd, aspects of the past. Her favorite holiday is Halloween.

For details on our class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.