Park City Museum will host an in-person and virtual lecture called Tales of Park City Halloween given by Dalton Gackle on Monday, October 25th from 5-6 p.m. at the Education and Collections Center Building located on 2079 Sidewinder Drive. This lecture will also be broadcast on Zoom.
Along with outlining the history of Halloween in the United States, Dalton will be discussing different aspects of Halloween in Park City’s history – how it has brought the community together at times and divided them at others, how it has impacted the town’s youth, and how it has been a source of celebration.
Dalton is an historian mostly of popular culture and western history. As the Park City Museum’s Research, Digital Services, and Social Media Coordinator, he manages the Hal Compton Research Library and is responsible for all research requests and appointments, historic photograph orders, our weekly Way We Were articles, oral histories, and the Museum’s social media. He is also an archivist, processing and digitizing the Museum’s manuscript and visual collections to make them available to you.
Image caption: Marsac School students dressed for Halloween, 1947.
Image credit: Park City Historical Society & Museum, Kendall Webb Collection