Victrola museum presents ‘Hotsy-Totsy Halloween’ Oct. 30

October 25, 2020

In the spirit of ending mischief and keeping the kids safely at home, Dover’s Johnson Victrola Museum will present the historical-theater presentation “Mischief Managed: Throwing a Hotsy-Totsy Halloween Bash” at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, streamed live via Zoom.

Created as the ultimate 1927 guide to throwing the perfect Halloween party, “Mischief Managed” will include a costume-making demonstration, suggested party games, recommendations for the perfect 1920s foods for entertaining, and advice for the perfect treats to give out to trick-or-treaters in 1927. The program will be accompanied by 78-rpm recordings of Halloween-related music played on authentic Victor Talking Machines.

The event is free and open to its first 100 registrants. Viewers must register for the program by going to: For more information, contact the Johnson Victrola Museum at or 302-739-3262.

The Johnson Victrola Museum is administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, an agency of the State of Delaware. 

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