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Family Event | Spectacularly Spooky Saturday

Saturday, October 29

Looking for some family-friendly activities to do Halloween weekend? Come out to CHM for a day of fall-time fun!

Enjoy face painting by Wina Shelley of Party Picassos Face Painting, doll making activities with Lori Bibbs, and, of course, CANDY! To round out your spooky time at CHM, be sure to check out our scavenger-hunt style exhibition, Haunted Dolls & History’s Horrors—fun for both children and adults!

This event is FREE with general admission; RSVP not required. Costumes optional but encouraged!


11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. – Face Painting
2nd floor, Jo Baskin Minow Balcony Gallery
Transform into your favorite character or animal as Wina Shelley works her face painting magic!

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. – Dollmaking
2nd floor in Chicago: Crossroads of America, behind the L Car
Join us in welcoming back Lori Bibbs as she guides visitors in making dolls using easy-to-find craft materials. Come learn some fun new skills you can take home, along with your own hand-crafted doll!


While masks are appreciated, they are no longer required. Learn more about our COVID-19 safety policies and procedures.

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A family trick-or-treating near Walgreens on State St., Chicago, c. 1987. CHM, ICHi-065906; Thomas Frederick Arndt, photographer
Trick-or-treaters from the Taylor Street area on Halloween, Chicago, Oct. 31, 1989. ST-19040742-0007, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM
Students and teachers at Calhoun Elementary School in their Halloween costumes, 2833 W. Adams St., Chicago, Oct. 31, 1969. ST-11004939-0015, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM

The Details



29 th

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago Stories