On October 29, we’re hosting our annual DiMenna Creepy History Museum Haunted Hallowe’en Party, where families can enjoy all sorts of historical, spooky fun! Families will enjoy craft activities, a haunted mystery room activity created by Mystery Room NYC, and the storytelling chops of April Armstrong, plus they can even take an old-timey photo with a spirit! Of course there will be candy galore, as well.
Ever since we began hosting this fanciful, turn-of-the-century family affair, our outdoor statues of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass have joined partygoers in dressing up for the occasion. But how do we choose their costumes each year? With your help! This year, Douglass and Lincoln will be dressed in pair costumes. Vote for your favorite duo below, and visit the Museum for our party on October 29 to see which pair wins!
Pair 1: Peanut Butter and Jelly (Lincoln as Jelly, Douglass as Peanut Butter). This time-tested sandwich spread combo is almost as beloved as these two historical figures.
Pair 2: Symbols of New York (Lincoln as the Big Apple, Douglass as the Statue of Liberty). Lincoln and Douglass both spent time in New York City, so why not put them in costumes inspired by this place?
Pair 3: Classic Children’s Book Characters (Lincoln as Harold from Harold and the Purple Crayon, Douglass as Peter from The Snowy Day) We think Lincoln and Douglass would have loved these spirited protagonists, just as generations of children have.
To find out who wins, join us on October 29. See you at the party!
Written by Rachel Walman