September 10, 2013

The Young Mr. and Mrs. Nickerson: A Brief History

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Samuel and Mathilda Nickerson were patriarch and matriarch of this fine home, but we can’t overlook their son Roland and his wife Adelaide, who shared the mansion with the elder Nickersons and started their young family here. > Read more

August 06, 2013

From the Collection: Landscape by Agnes Northrop

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Learn more about the inner workings of Tiffany Studios with this landscape study by Agnes Northrop, one of the “Tiffany Girls.” > Read more

July 12, 2013

Q&A: Introducing the Museum Store!

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The Driehaus Museum Store is celebrating its grand opening this Saturday, July 13. Here is a sneak peek of just a few of the beautiful items you'll find inside, plus a conversation with the Museum Store Coordinator. > Read more

July 08, 2013

Help Wanted! Q&A with the Actors of the Servants' Tour

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We chat with the ladies who bring the Nickersons' housekeeper, Mrs. Williams, to life during the Driehaus Museum's popular Summer Servants' Tour. > Read more

June 28, 2013

The Life and Work of Edward J. Burling, Architect

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The architect behind the Samuel M. Nickerson House played a major role in forming Chicago. > Read more

June 17, 2013

From the Collection: Tiffany Studios Humidor, c. 1902-10

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This fanciful blown-glass work by Tiffany Studios always stirs the curiosity of visitors to the Reception Room. > Read more

June 08, 2013

"He Thought it was Architecture Run Crazy"

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In honor of the Driehaus Museum's five-year anniversary, we're taking a look at a letter from the archives. > Read more

May 20, 2013

Q&A with Dr. Susan Braden

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We're exploring Dr. Susan Braden's lecture topic, Henry Flagler and Henry Plant's luxurious Gilded Age resorts in Florida. > Read more

May 15, 2013

Party Like It's 1888

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Our upcoming evening event featuring The Great Gatsby (1974) has us reminiscing about another grand party that took place years ago in our Gilded Age mansion. > Read more

May 07, 2013

The Burnham Plan and the End of McCormickville

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How Daniel H. Burnham's vision of Chicago as the City Beautiful changed the neighborhood surrounding the Driehaus Museum. > Read more

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News

October 01, 2014
Harriet F. Rees House Moved to a new location

The Harriet F. Rees House moves one block north but will stay within the context of the Prairie District. Read more

August 15, 2014
Remaining Relevant: A look at Washington’s Fascinating House Museums

Washington's most fascinating house museums allow visitors to relive history. Most historical house museums today have successfully evolved with the times and have made great strides in historical preservation. These museums are thriving, boosted in part by advances in the field, as well as growing appreciation for preservation among the general public.
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Death, Disease and Bones: The Lincoln Park Walking Tour
Saturdays, October 18 & November 1
Wednesday, October 29

On this fascinating walking tour, learn about the macabre history of Chicago's Lincoln Park, which was once a vast, windswept cemetery. Read more

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Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light
Wednesday, November 12

Louis C. Tiffany used colored glass as a painter uses pigments. In this illustrated lecture, Lindsy Parrott, Director/Curator of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, will explore the history of Tiffany's glass and highlight some of the special types of glass found in his celebrated windows and lamps. Read more

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An Intimate Evening with Bach
Thursday November 13

Join us as award-winning and nationally celebrated Colombian-American cellist, Christine Lamprea makes her debut at performing J.S. Bach’s classic, Suite No. 6 together with an inspired medley of 20th-century compositions. Read more

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Sounds of the Season
Saturday, November 22

Once again this year, period-dressed carolers treat passersby to their favorite holiday songs from the Museum's front porch. Stop by before making your way to the Magnificent Mile's Lights Festival! Read more

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Glitter & Gold Holiday Brunch
Saturday, December 6

Gather with family and friends for our first holiday brunch in the Museum’s historic Ballroom. Read more

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Holiday Cabaret
Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13

‘Tis the season to delight in the sensational vocal-stylings of acclaimed artist, David Edelfeldt. Together, he and Chicago’s favorite chanteuse, Becky McKenzie will perform winter and holiday favorites in their popular cabaret-style, while you enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. Read more

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Santa Saturday 2
Saturdays, December 13 and 20

Celebrate the traditions of Gilded Age America that continue to make our winter holidays special! Read more