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The Haunted Garden (Halloween Celebration)

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Join us for a family-friendly Halloween celebration at Camron-Stanford House! In our Haunted Garden you’ll find:

  • Halloween and Fall themed arts & crafts
  • Lawn Games
  • Music
  • Food Trucks
  • Shop with spook-tacular local vendor The Haunted Manor Boutique
  • Includes access to Morbid Desire Halloween exhibit
  • …and plenty more spooky fun in store!

Tickets: $5 (members and children are free!)

Halloween and/or Victorian period costumes for this event are encouraged!

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VIP Experience: Artist-Led Discussion and Art Demo

Catrina and Catrin Day of the Dead Dancing Puppets

In the early 19th Century the famous newspaper illustrator and engraver, José Guadalupe Posada, invented La Catrina (The Elegant Lady) to mock the European-influenced ruling class of Mexico during the autocratic rule of Porfirio Diaz.  La Catrina, has become an iconic symbol of Días de los Muertos and reinvented in the form of a variety of elegant ladies.  These Catrina and Catrin dancing puppets are inspired by the Day of the Dead toys that emerge during the season to remind us to poke fun at death and celebrate life.

Join teaching artist Evelyn Orantes for a discussion about these iconic figures and other traditional Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) alter elements. Following the discussion, Evelyn will lead the group in creating  your own Catraina and Catrin dancing puppets to take home with you.

VIP tickets also include complimentary refreshments in private reception space. VIP experience will begin at 11:30am. Tickets include admission to The Haunted Garden.

Tickets: $30 (Limited availability, no walk-ins)

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Face masks must be worn at all times while inside the Camron-Stanford House, regardless of vaccination status. Please be mindful of fellow visitors and follow all social distancing guidelines while on site.

 

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