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John M. Olin Library, Room 142

History After Dark: Witchy and Weird Books

Join the Young Friends of the Missouri Historical Society and Washington University Libraries to explore the weirder side of the Rare Book Collections at Washington University. Keeping in mind that Halloween is just around the corner, attendees will see a 16th century witch-hunting manual, an early book on demons, works on alchemy, 15th and 19th century depictions of the dance of death, a Ouija board hand drawn by a famous author, and more. Curator of Rare Books Cassie Brand will give a short presentation on the books, followed by refreshments and a chance to learn more about the Young Friends.

Free and open to all, registration required.