On Sunday, October 15 at 2PM, Professor Craig Friend will present his lecture “Things that Went Bump in the Night in Early America” at the Joel Lane Museum House. Just in time for Halloween, Friend will explore supernatural encounters in the early American republic and speculate on what they tell us about the era and its inhabitants.
You can find more details on the museum’s website or Facebook page. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance if you’re interested in attending. Proceeds support the museum’s educational programming.
Dr. Friend is H&SS Distinguished Graduate Professor of History and Director of Public History at NC State University. He is also 2017-2018 President of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. His academic interests are two-fold: In Public History, they are in public memory and commemoration, family and community history, and the history of public history. In History, Professor Friend researches in the early American republic and Old South, issues of identity and commemoration, gender and masculinity, and death culture. His research has been funded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History, the Winterthur Museum and Library, the Filson Historical Society, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.