September 10, 2013

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


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


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!


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


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


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


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"


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


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


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


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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September 13, 2016
‘Giant Gems of the Smithsonian’ Now Open in Dallas

The exhibition opened last Friday at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and includes a 56-carat amethyst necklace circa 1915 by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Read more

August 13, 2016
The National Historic Preservation Act Commemorates 50 Years

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the NHPA into law on October 15, 1966, to encourage Americans to identify and preserve our nation’s cultural and historic resources. Read more

Featured Program

Murder Mystery 2016
Friday, October 28 or Saturday, October 29

The Museum's very popular Murder Mystery returns with a new tale. Hilarious hijinks and scandalous secrets set the stage for a farce of murderous proportions paired with our special exhibition With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age. Read more

Featured Program

Twilight Blues
Friday, November 4

Enjoy an intimate evening of solo blues music in the Museum's historic Ballroom featuring Guy King, one of Chicago's favorite bluesmen. Read more