Think you know zombies? Think again. Join the History Center for a night . . . of the living dead. Dive into Pittsburgh’s zombie connections, hear all about the Smithsonian’s work to collect zombie history, meet icons of the local zombie film tradition, grab a zombie cocktail, and walk away with a (fake) zombie bite.
Smithsonian curator Eric Jentsch will discuss zombies in pop culture, including the National Museum of American History’s recent work with AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Hear from cast and crew members who worked with Pittsburgh history maker George Romero including Lori Cardille, Greg Nicotero, and Tony Buba.
Enjoy a complimentary zombie-themed cocktail courtesy of Wigle Whiskey.
Walk away with your very own zombie bite wound, courtesy of the Douglas Education Center’s Special Effects Makeup Program.
Make your own zombie movie poster.
Zombie garb and Halloween costumes encouraged! Prize awarded to the most creative or ghoulish costume of the night!
History Center members receive 10% off admission using promo code BRAINS. You will be asked to verify your membership at check-in.