Why are dolls scary? What is the thrill and fascination with being scared that Halloween provides? We’ll explore why some find dolls scary as well as the origins of Halloween and Germany’s role.
$5 per person, free for members.
About the Speaker:
Ellen M. Tsagaris, JD, PhD, has collected dolls since age three. She gives lectures, stages museum exhibits, appraises, and makes dolls. Dr. Tsagaris writes books and articles about dolls, including With Love from Tin Lizzie; A History of Metal Dolls and A Bibliography of Doll and Toy Sources. Her articles are found in Antique Doll Collector, Antique Trader, The Midwestern Journal of Victorian Studies and The American Journal of Play. She blogged for R. John Wright, Ruby Lane, and Antique Doll Collector and was a guest columnist for the Argus/Dispatch. She has won several writing awards and has appeared on radio and television programs. She is currently the Executive Director of the American Doll and Toy Museum in Rock Island, Illinois.
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