Frankenfestive

Frankfestive

Have you been dying to get in the Halloween Spirit? Do you enjoy classic literature and plays? If you answered yes to either question, the Carnegie Museum has got you covered. On October 6th the Carnegie Museum will host a Frankenfest from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The festival is free of charge and includes several different activities for people of all ages. Attendees can witness a self-described “live audiobook” in which community members will be reading portions of Frankenstein aloud. The festival will also be showing four movies: Scooby-Doo Frankencreepy! at 10 a.m., Frankenweenie at 12 p.m., Young Frankenstein at 2 p.m., and Frankenstein (1931) at 4 p.m. Guests will also have the opportunity to make slime, bookmarks, monster masks, and decorate a trick-or-treating bag at craft stations in the museum. A “Monster or Misunderstood?” booth will allow guests to weigh in with their opinion on the legendary character.

Frankenfest is part of the statewide “One State/One Story: Frankenstein” program, which is sponsored by Indiana Humanities. The organization awarded Carnegie Museum a grant to hold the festival in addition to a statewide reading of Frankenstein this year. The novel was written by Mary Shelley in 1818 and tells the story of a young scientist's grotesque creation. CEO of Indiana Humanities, Keira Amstutz believes that it is important that the state read the novel because it “is a powerful book that raises big questions about right and wrong, how we treat other people, and the relationship between science and society.”

When asked about the event, the Carnegie Museum stated: “We are glad to celebrate the story of Frankenstein, which is still very relevant today and brings together the humanities, science and our community.”

So, if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, don’t forget to stop by the Carnegie Museum, located on 222 S. Washington Street, across from the public library.