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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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History Happy Hour: Whispers From Beyond

Local paranromal researchers Alameda Paranormal and The Haunted Bay visited to investigate the rumors of ghosts, spirits, and other-worldly energy at the Camron-Stanford House. Using specialized tools to measure paranromal activity and to attempt to communicate “beyond the veil” these researchers went room by room in search for evidence of spirits lurking in the shadows.

Join us for a great discussion with the research team! They will tell us more about their work exploring paranormal activity in the Bay Area and Beyond, their tools and research process, and of course, what exactly they found during their visit to the Camron-Stanford House.

So is the Camron-Stanford House haunted? We will leave that for you to decide.

How to Register
Reigstration for this event is free. Once you register, you will be sent information about how to access the webinar on the event date, including a Zoom link. A reminder with that same link will be sent to you 24 hours before the event.

Pay What You Can
We are accepting donations for this event. If you are able to contribute today, we ask that you use this option to register. We understand that not everyone is in the position to make a donation today, but if you are, we suggest a donation of $5-$10.

Your donation helps support the mission of Camron-Stanford House, and helps us to continue to provide programs just like this one! Donations provide funding for speaker honoraria, technology expenses, and much more that goes on behind the scenes to make these History Happy Hours possible.

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