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Macabre Collingwood Museum artifacts featured for Halloween special

A wreath made from human hair ... and other creepy things from the Victorian era will be featured in the virtual presentation by museum staff
This is a wreath made from human hair and it's one of the artifacts being discussed by Collingwood Museum staffer Elise Barr-Klouman during a virtual Halloween special Oct. 29. Contributed photo


Join Collingwood Museum staff on October 29 at 7 p.m. to explore the spooky side of the Victorian era through a selection of macabre objects from the museum’s artifact collection. The Victorian Halloween event will be broadcast on Facebook Live, so you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. 

Victorian culture is rich with imagery that we still associate with Halloween today. Whether it's haunted mansions, gruesome medical practices, gothic literature, or elaborate mourning rituals, many Victorian practices can be found in our favourite horror movies and Halloween traditions.

Have you ever seen a wreath made with human hair? Educational Programmer Elise Barr-Klouman will be featuring a hair wreath and discussing this very popular Victorian pastime. Tune in to the broadcast to learn more about this unsettling craft and to see other artifacts chosen by staff.

The Collingwood Museum is excited to continue its offering of virtual programming opportunities.

This event can be found on No registration required.

Questions? Contact to learn more!