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Halloween Stories Spook Edith Wharton Home

Halloween Stories Spook Edith Wharton Home

The country estate of American author Edith Wharton (1862-1937) is hosting Halloween tours, readings and a masquerade ball. Located in the Berkshires in Lenox, MA, the mansion, named The Mount, was designed by the author and completed in 1902. During the 10 years she and her husband lived there, she wrote several ghost stories in […]

Hyde Hall by Halloween Candlelight Illuminates Family Ghosts

Hyde Hall by Halloween Candlelight Illuminates Family Ghosts

Hyde Hall is a large country mansion built in the early 19th century a few miles from Cooperstown, NY. Its story is one of several generations of wealth and power by birthright and marriage with fortunes made on both sides of the Atlantic. Reports of the house and grounds being haunted have existed for more […]

Skirball Light & Noir Exhibit on Emigres Role in Hollywood Golden Era

Skirball Light & Noir Exhibit on Emigres Role in Hollywood Golden Era

Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, an exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles illuminates how America and Hollywood attracted émigrés and on how those newcomers influenced the movie industry’s Golden Era. The exhibition highlights the immigrants who founded the American film industry; the largely German-speaking actors, directors and other film talents who […]

Hello Kitty Museum Exhibit Shows Amazing Cultural Impact

Hello Kitty Museum Exhibit Shows Amazing Cultural Impact

If it seems like there is just about any product with Hello Kitty on it, a visit to the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) will confirm it. The museum and manufacturer Sanrio present Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, the first large-scale retrospective in the U.S., which shows the amazing cultural impact the […]

Rubens ‘Triumph of the Eucharist’ Pieces Make Rare Appearance at Getty

Rubens ‘Triumph of the Eucharist’ Pieces Make Rare Appearance at Getty

Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist currently at the Getty Center in Los Angeles features pieces by Peter Paul Rubens. The Getty exhibit shows four of Rubens’ celebrated ‘Triumph of the Eucharist’ tapestries, which make a rare appearance outside of Spain, along with the artist’s oil renderings. On loan from the Museo Nacional del […]

Ghostly History Haunts Aboard Queen Mary

Ghostly History Haunts Aboard Queen Mary

The ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary, is as famous for her haunted history as she is for her past maritime career. This former transatlantic passenger ship has been permanently docked in Long Beach, CA, since her retirement in 1967. She is a hotel and museum but, according to visitors and staff, some of her former […]

Samurai Exhibit at LACMA Displays Evolution of Armor and Lore

Samurai Exhibit at LACMA Displays Evolution of Armor and Lore

Samurai values, techniques and legends have long fascinated Westerners. Initially armed servants, samurais later became experts in the skill and warfare. A new exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), opening Oct. 19, displays in fascinating detail the evolution of Samurai armor, skills and lore. The special show, Samurai: Japanese Armor from the […]

Molly Brown House Museum Hosts Victorian Halloween

Molly Brown House Museum Hosts Victorian Halloween

The Molly Brown House Museum in Denver, CO, is hosting Victorian Halloween ghost stories. The event is called Victorian Horrors and runs through Oct. 25, 2014, weekends only, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. As visitors tour through the darkened mansion of “the Unsinkable Molly Brown,” they hear classic Gothic horror stories by Edgar Allan Poe, […]

USS Constitution Has One Last Cruise Before Undergoing Restoration

USS Constitution Has One Last Cruise Before Undergoing Restoration

The oldest commissioned warship still afloat, the USS Constitution, set sail on her last cruise Friday morning, Oct. 17, 2014, before she undergoes extensive restoration. The three-hour cruise was in Boston Harbor from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. She was given a 21-gun salute at approximately 11:00 a.m. off Fort Independence on Castle Island and […]

Edgar Allan Poe Philadelphia October Event Recreates Haunting Tales

Edgar Allan Poe Philadelphia October Event Recreates Haunting Tales

The house where Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia is offering a special evening performance from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The event, In the Mind of Poe, recreates some of the 19th-century writer’s most haunting tales. As visitors tour this National Historic Site, staff and volunteers present Poe himself reciting portions […]

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