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History Happy Hour

Tuesday, October 29

Online ticketing is currently down, please call (312) 642-4600 to purchase tickets

Tickets available at pre-event pricing ($20) at door

Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your friends and head on over for History Happy Hour! This series features two drinks on us, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibitions.

This Halloween themed History Happy Hour welcomes spooky activations that explore the dark side of Chicago’s history.

Join us, raise a glass, and learn more about this city you love!


  • Specialty Cocktails provided by el Jimador Tequila
    • el Jimador Habanero Margarita
    • el Jimador Paloma

Entertainment & Activations

  • Music provided by DJ Lunatik
  • Ghostly Galleries
    Chicago Crossroads of America Galleries, 2nd floor
    Explore this spooky twist on iconic moments from Chicago history, including the Iroquois Theater Fire and the Eastland Disaster. As you wander through the exhibition, you’ll encounter memorable characters, like Resurrection Mary, and hear ghost stories, folklore, and haunted history of the past.
  • Eerie Archives
    Explore the darker side of our state’s history with a selection of rarely seen materials from the Museum’s archives. Archivists and Research Center Staff will be on hand to share their insights into these collections at display stations.
  • Creepy Collections
    Discover the frightening histories behind otherworldly and mysterious objects in the Museum’s collection pulled from the archives for one night only. 
  • Face Painting by Valery 

Must be 21+ to purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour. Ticket includes two complimentary drinks, and Museum admission

*Cash bar and food available for purchase 

$20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 members in advance, $20 members at the door. 


The Details



29 th

6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.



$ 20

$15 Members

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

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