HAUNTED HISTORIES, HALLOWED GROUND
Friday October 28th, 6-7:30pm
Temple Gallery @ Tyler School of Art
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
At Halloween, many abandoned mental health institutions and prisons become haunted attractions. The Tyler School of Art invites you to attend a public discussion led by Anne Parsons and Kelly George, and an accompanying exhibition that considers what can we learn from these pasts that haunt our present. Friday October 28th, 6-7:30 pm.
Kelly George is a Doctoral Student in Mass Media and Communication with a concentration in Disability Studies. Her dissertation research examines public memory of Pennhurst State School and Hospital in news media, in popular culture and in grassroots preservation efforts.
Anne Parsons is a PhD Candidate in History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is also a Graduate Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities. She holds an MA in Public History from New York University and studies the history of prisons and asylums in late twentieth century Pennsylvania.
In addition to this event, Temple Gallery is also hosting a film screening that evening featuring some excellent rare haunted house horrors shown on 16mm film. To find out more about this event, and to reserve your seat click here.
The Temple Gallery would like to thank the Temple University Libraries Center for Public History's Annual Speaker Series, the History Department, the Photography Department, the Film and Media Department, the Center for the Humanities at Temple, the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, the Communication Studies Program, the Greater Women's Study Consortium, the Architecture Department, and the Department of Criminal Justice for their support of this event.