Title of Lecture

Haunting Histories: Ghost Lore and Historical Place

Media Type

Video

Date of Lecture

11-9-2018

Description of Lecture

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 closer look at Savannah and other coastal cities to explain why people share ghost stories and how hauntings define sites as uniquely historical.

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