Dramatic Reading: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Oct 28th 2017 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

In the autumn of 1838 Washington Irving visited Auburn, where he was a guest of the Seward family. The author was also a celebrity, famed for his 1820 short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” which was fast becoming a popular staple of the All Hallow’s Eve season. In that tradition, children and their parents are invited to get into the Halloween spirit with a dramatic reading of “Sleepy Hollow” by Mr. Seward’s daughter, Fanny. Wearing elegant period costume and set behind the backdrop of her library, Fanny will bring this ghostly tale back to life and dispense treats to all in attendance.

This event is done in partnership with Seymour Library. Fanny’s copy of “Sleepy Hollow” will be child-appropriate. After Fanny’s performance, all families are invited for a companion reading program in the Children’s Room at Seymour Library for a contemporary Halloween book.

Free admission for children, donations suggested for parents.  Reservations required.