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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
$20

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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