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October 2018

Martians, mayhem, and the power of radio at the Hegeler Carus Mansion

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hegeler Carus Mansion, 1307 Seventh St
LaSalle, IL 61301 United States

Mansion event marks the 80th anniversary of the day Americans thought Mars was attacking This fall, the Hegeler Carus Mansion invites you to revisit the day Martians attacked America – or, more accurately, the day horrified Americans believed an alien invasion was underway. The far-reaching impact of an internet hoax or false headline is nothing new. In 1938, a radio adaption of H.G. Wells’ science fiction novel The War of the Worlds fooled listeners into believing they were hearing actual…

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