ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Did you know that Altoona is home to a unique social history museum? In an old, Victorian house located along Broad Avenue sits the Castle Halloween Museum. It’s a social history museum that has over 35,000 items on display from art, to vintage decor, costumes, advertisements, toys, games, and collectible items.
The displays have over 250 years of art, advertising, toys, games, costumes, and exhibits that feature some of the well known characters that we associate with the holiday. The curator for the museum says Halloween is all about keeping the fantasy alive.
“I feel that anything is to be shared with others – people want to come and see it they want to learn about what it’s all about – the true meaning is how they interact. Everything surrounding Halloween – the fantasy is so important it the fantasy of Halloween is incredible influences so many other things,” says the Curator/Social Historian for the Castle Halloween, Pamela Apkarian-Russell.
The Castle Halloween Museum is a private museum that runs by appointment only. You can reserve your spot by calling 814-940-1031.
The Castle Halloween Museum is located 2028 Broad Avenue in Altoona.