Recollections Connection: Cindy Ayers Smith at Fairlawn Mansion

By | October 1st, 2016|Categories: Halloween, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Two views of Fairlawn Mansion Halloween is one of our favorite holidays at Recollections. Recently, we asked our Facebook community to let us know what their favorite Halloween events were. Cindy Ayers Smith let us know about a favorite of hers; the Flashlight Tour at Fairlawn Mansion. The Flashlight Tour takes place each [...]

2016 Halloween Costume Events – Pt. 2

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Halloween, Holidays, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Welcome to part 2 of our look at Halloween costume events for 2016. In part 1, we discovered three events that center around a chance to dress up and attend an event. Halloween costume contests shine in part 2. Coloween 2016 & the Denver Zombie Crawl The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado, is the [...]

Halloween Inspiration 2016: 9 Ideas Just for You

By | August 27th, 2016|Categories: Another Period, Downton Abbey, Edwardian Era, Fashion, Roaring 20s, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So, you're thinking about what to be for Halloween, too? Which character do you want to be? Who do you want to create? Looking for inspiration? Here are some ideas. Downton Abbey – Take your pick of fashions between 1912 and 1925 and your favorite character and 'voila!' Downton Abbey lives again. This masterpiece continues [...]

8 Delicious Tidbits About Halloween

By | August 21st, 2016|Categories: Accessories, Downton Abbey, Edwardian Era, Fashion, Holidays, Old West, Roaring 20s, Steampunk, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , |

There still may be a bit of summer left on the calendar, but soon the leaves will be changing color and autumn will be in the air. When that happens, all of our thoughts will turn to... Halloween! Here are some interesting tidbits about one of our favorite holidays that I found at the History [...]

Recollections Fashion Show at the Centennial Building

By | October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Ball Gowns, Civil War, Edwardian Era, Fashion, Hats, Old West, Pioneer Dress, Polonaise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Recollections Fashion Show Recap The Lake Huron Discovery Tour 2015 has come and gone, but the Recollections fashion show at the Centennial Building in Alpena continues to live in the memories of those who joined us on October 10 for the festivities. The day started early for Recollections, with the models from the show prepped [...]

Animated Halloween Classics – for the Whole Family

By | September 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

by Donna Klein I've been a kid and I've raised a couple of them. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and there is nothing I love more than animated Halloween classics at this time of year. Fortunately, I have two good excuses to keep watching them without people doubting my sanity - my grandchildren. My [...]

Family Halloween Fun

By | September 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

by Donna Klein Get Ready for Some Family Halloween Fun! When thinking of family Halloween fun, I always go to the bowl of popcorn - whether inside a dark movie theater of in front of the television. There's nothing like sitting down with the kids to enjoy a good movie when the air is crisp and [...]

3 Fantasy Books for Halloween

By | September 10th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I've always been a fan of fantasy stories. When I was a little girl, I always wanted to be a princess, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice, or Dorothy for Halloween. Things don't change much... I'm a big girl now, and I still want to dress up for the holiday! Here are three of my favorite [...]

3 Classic Monster Stories for Your Halloween

By | September 8th, 2015|Categories: 19th Century Literature, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , |

Monster Stories and Halloween Who doesn't love monster movies and stories around Halloween? The thought conjures up Gothic images centered in or near the Victorian era. Whether you are searching for costume inspiration or are planning a movie party, here are three classic monster stories that might pique your interest. Frankenstein Who doesn't think of Frankenstein when Halloween [...]