Through Nov. 2, the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum will be the site of a temporary exhibition, “All Hallows Eve: Halloween History and Traditions.” The exhibition at 4109 NE Pleasant Valley Road, examines the history, traditions and symbolism of Halloween and invites visitors to explore Halloween’s not-so-spooky past, according to museum staff.
In 2018, Americans spent an estimated $9 billion on Halloween candy, decorations, costumes and greeting cards and the trend in spending continues to grow each year.
The event explores imagery including pumpkins, black cats and witches in addition to how American traditions changed over time. The exhibition offers a glimpse of Halloween costumes, decorations and masks.
During this exhibition time, the Big Shoal Cemetery tour will take place as well. The event is 1 to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 12, at 4125 NE 64th St. The event allows visitors to hear the stories of those who are buried there.
Tickets are $10 each and include refreshments. This is an outdoor walking tour so attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and a jacket.