GOMEZ'S lecture series

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Cemeteries, cartoons, crossbows, cars…these are just a few topics that piqued Charles Addams' interests. Each year, AddamsFest explores different facets of Addams' life through conversations and explorations with artists, scholars and entertainers.

CHATTING WITH CHARLIE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
7:00pm
The CENTER FOR CREATIVITY AT THE RIALTO
250 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ

In 1981, Charles Addams sat down with PBS’s John Callaway for a sprawling conversation about the artistic process, his life growing up in Westfield, NJ, and all things Addams. Join us for a screening of this interview. 

 

Following the interview, light refreshments will be served while guests enjoy a private tour of Evolution: Charles Addams and the Artistic Process exhibit and a Q & A with Executive Director of the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation, Kevin Miserocchi. 

 

Tickets are $15 per person, and will available in October by advance purchase only on our website.
 

LANTERN TOURS AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF WESTFIELD BURIAL GROUNDS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
TOURS RUN IN 10-MINUTE INTERVALS FROM 5:00 - 6:30PM
SUGGESTED DONATION: $5 PER PERSON/$10 PER FAMILY
pre-registration recommended. walk-ins welcome. 

SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR ON THEIR EVENT WEBSITE

While other kids his age were out frolicking with friends, a young Charles Addams spent his time hanging out in Westfield's oldest cemetery, The Presbyterian Church of Westfield's Burial Grounds (of course he did).

 

What was the allure for young Charlie? Find out during a lantern tour of these historic grounds hosted by the people who know it best, members of The Presbyterian Church of Westfield. Tours last approximately 20 minutes. See their schedule to find a time slot that works for you!