Arlington Heights Historical Museum hosts All Hallow's Eve

  • Maeve Henkel, 6, of Arlington Heights explores the spooky graveyard during the third annual All Hallow's Eve event at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum Saturday.

    Maeve Henkel, 6, of Arlington Heights explores the spooky graveyard during the third annual All Hallow's Eve event at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum Saturday. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Dressed as Bob the Builder, Chris Kieta of Arlington Heights takes a photo of his family, Emmaline, 1, left, Ignatius, 3, Adelaide, 5, and wife Amber during the third annual All Hallow's Eve event at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum Saturday.

    Dressed as Bob the Builder, Chris Kieta of Arlington Heights takes a photo of his family, Emmaline, 1, left, Ignatius, 3, Adelaide, 5, and wife Amber during the third annual All Hallow's Eve event at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum Saturday. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 10/24/2020 5:16 PM

Children dressed as Pokemon characters, butterflies, Spiderman and other exotic creatures darted around as they explored the grounds of the Arlington Heights Historical Museum Saturday.

The museum held the third annual All Hallow's Eve event this Saturday on a slightly smaller scale than in years past.

 

COVID-19 restrictions and safety guidelines reduced attendance, but fun was still the main goal.

Guests were asked to register for one of three sessions. Staff members said that normally more than 300 people would attend. This year, the number was restricted to only 120 people. Masks were required, although some of them were part of the costumes.

"We are very excited to get out," said Amber Kieta of Arlington Heights, who was there with her family.

Guests were able to watch the animated video "Mummy at Mystery Mansion," trick-or-treat around the grounds and learn the history of why we beg for candy from strangers. They could check out harvest equipment from the museum's collection, play historic and Halloween games and share spooky campfire stories.

To learn more about future events check out the website at ahmuseum.org.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments
Attention: We are experiencing technical difficulties with our Facebook Comments module at this time. Comments will remain disabled until we are able to resolve the problem. We apologize for the interruption. We invite you to engage with our content and talk with other commenters on our Daily Herald Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DailyHeraldFans/. Thank you.