TICONDEROGA – For anyone who even wondered who created Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, the Ticonderoga Historical Society has the answer.
A free public program entitled “How the Irish Invented Halloween” will be presented by the Ticonderoga Historical Society on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House on Moses Circle.
Traditional refreshments will be served, and program presenter Diane O’Connor invites everyone to attend the family-friendly program in costume.
“This is one of the final programs in our Irish-themed exhibit schedule for this year,” said Historical Society President William Dolback. “It offers an entertaining and informative look at the origins of our popular Halloween traditions.”
Halloween represents the Celtic New Year or Samhain, Dolback said, and was an important celebration on the Celtic calendar.
Advance reservations are not required, and additional information can be obtained by contacting the Ticonderoga Historical Society at 585-7868 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Historical Society makes area history an integral part of community life by connecting past and present,” Dolback said. “We think everyone will find this Halloween program very interesting.”