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Family Event | Scritch Scratch: A CHM Halloween

Sunday, October 31

Scritch, scratch. What’s that sound? Is the Museum haunted?!

Spend a spooky afternoon at the Chicago History Museum as author Lindsay Currie shares about her newest book, Scritch Scratch: A Ghost Story. Hear about Claire, a young girl who has absolutely no interest in the paranormal. She’s a scientist, and she can’t think of anything worse than having to help her dad on one of his ghost-themed Chicago bus tours. Claire thinks she’s made it through but then sees a boy with a sad face and dark eyes at the back of the bus. . .

See the story come to life! Put on your costumes and join us at the Museum to meet the author,* go on a spooky scavenger hunt in our galleries, and find out what creepy objects are in the Museum’s collection.

Event is FREE with general admission.
*Registration is required for meet and greet with Lindsay Currie.

As per city of Chicago guidelines, CHM requires all visitors over age 2 and staff to wear a mask while inside the Museum. We will evaluate and update policies as the situation evolves.






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Author Lindsay Currie with "Scritch Scratch"
Image of the Couch family tomb in Lincoln Park, Chicago, c. 1903. DN-0000376, Chicago Daily News collection, CHM
A family trick-or-treating near Walgreens on State St., Chicago, c. 1987. CHM, ICHi-065906; Thomas Frederick Arndt, photographer
"Eternal Silence" (1909) by Lorado Taft in Graceland Cemetery, 4001 N. Clark St., Chicago, May 10, 1977. ST-40001541-0009, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM

The Details



31 st

1:00–3:00 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

RSVP for Meet & Greet with Lindsay Currie
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