Haunted Histories: Ghost Lore and Historical Place
Presentation by Alena Pirok, Ph.D., Department of History
Savannah claims to be the most haunted city in the United States, but so do Williamsburg, Virginia; St. Augustine, Florida; and Charleston, South Carolina. In fact, most cities popular for historical tourism are rich in ghost lore. Rumors of hauntings are valuable for these old coastal cities because they illustrate, for true believers and those willing to suspend doubt, how a given city retains the past. This presentation takes a close look at Savannah and other coastal cities to explain why people share ghost stories and how hauntings define sites as uniquely historical.
Friday, November 9 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Student Union (Armstrong Campus), Ogeechee Theater
11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419