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Lecture: “Things that Went Bump in the Night in the Early American Republic” by Craig Friend

  • 160 South Saint Mary's Street Raleigh, NC, 27603 United States (map)

The Joel Lane Museum House presents a lecture on “Things that Went Bump in the Night in the Early American Republic” by Craig Friend

From witches and angels to headless horsemen and mermaids, the early American republic was filled with the mystical and the paranormal. Just in time for Halloween, Dr. Craig Friend will explore some supernatural encounters and speculate on what they tell us about the era and its inhabitants.

Refreshments provided.

Admission: For the public: $16; Members of the Joel Lane Historical Society: $11. Advanced purchase is required, and seating is very limited. Proceeds from the event directly support JLMH’s educational programming and site preservation. Please call 919-833-3431 with your credit card, mail a check to Joel Lane Museum House, P O Box 10884, Raleigh, NC 27605, or go to the Eventbrite web site. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets.

Craig Thompson Friend is Professor of History and Director of the Public History Program at North Carolina State University. He co-edited the book Death and the American South, and researches and writes about masculinity, the family, and Southern death culture. He is currently writing a biography of Lunsford Lane.