Experience “Ghostly Stories” In Downtown Phoenix


Join Arizona Humanities for a free family-friendly celebration of storytelling, Arizona history and Halloween. Ghostly Stories takes place Tuesday, October 27, from 5:30-8pm at Arizona Humanities (1242 North Central Avenue, Phoenix). Arizona Humanities is located in the historic 98-year old Ellis-Shackelford House.

Marshall Shore Hip Historian_smWear a spooky costume and listen to ghost stories under the full moon. The evening will feature Marshall Shore, Arizona’s own Hip Historian, who will take guests on a chilling journey through local Arizona ghost stories. Enjoy snacks, arts and crafts, a costume contest and other family activities. Make your own Arizona themed trick-or-treat bag to take home.

Ellis Shackelford House_smBuilt in 1917, the Ellis-Shackelford House is the only unaltered survivor of early North Central Avenue mansions in Phoenix, and in 1986 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by local architect R.A. Gray and built by prominent physician William C. Ellis, the Ellis-Shackelford House is significant for its architectural design, use of materials, early technological achievements and high level of craftsmanship. During the historic period from the mid-1910s through the 1930s, this section of Central Avenue was nicknamed Millionaires’ Row for the mansions of similar style and grandeur lining the avenue.

This event is free and fun for families and kids. For more information, call 602.257.0335 or visit www.azhumanities.org/ghostly-stories-with-marshall-shore.

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