October


13 | Stankenstein’s Zombie Prom

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Strankenstein’s Zombie Prom returns from the grave for our 6th year! This time raising funds for the home of Zombie Prom, the Union Station Foundation.

Dancing, performances, prizes, vendors, costume contest.


14 | Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial

FREE EVENT | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Wattis Dumke Room 

Gwendolyn Brooks was born on June 7, 1917, and spent most of her life on Chicago’s South Side, whose Bronzeville neighborhood she memorialized in her poetry. She was the first African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize, for ‘Annie Allen’ in 1950. At age 68, Brooks was the first black woman appointed Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Later she served as Poet Laureate of Illinois, personally funding literary awards for young writers and visiting grade schools, colleges, universities, prisons, hospitals, and drug rehabilitation centers

This reading of Miss Brooks’ poems will include students, teachers, writers, and many other community members. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in our Wattis Dumke room. Refreshments will be served.

This event is part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival and was made possible with support from Utah Humanities and RAMP.


18 | Lecture – The Making of a Mortician

FREE | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Wattis Dumke Room

Ever wonder what goes into preparing the dead for burial or post-mortem ceremony? Join Union Station for an insightful lecture and presentation from David Hess, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Mortuary Science at Salt Lake Community College.

Hess will discuss the journey to becoming a mortician, how he teaches others to become morticians, and what goes into preparing bodies for burial. Q&A to follow.

This program is free and open to the public and will take place in our Wattis Dumke room.


20-21 | Night at the Museum Paranormal Tours

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20-21 Haunted Market