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Halloween Hoopla!

October 22 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us at the Wilmette Historical Museum for some not-so-scary Halloween fun! Families with children 10 and under are welcome to come in their family-friendly costumes (no props or weapons, please) to enjoy fun crafts and games, embark on a scavenger hunt to win prizes, snack on sweet treats, and learn more about the history of Halloween. Attendees must register […]

Get into the holiday spirit as the museum welcomes speaker and film expert Kelli Marshall, who will lead a lecture and conversation about three Christmas films that are set in Chicago and how they relate to social class. Discussed movies will include Home Alone (1990), While You Were Sleeping (1995), and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989). Attendees can register and […]