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

July 31, 2015
The Mystery Behind Restoring a Historic Mosaic Fireplace

Little did the Martin House staff know that visiting the Driehaus Museum would steer them in the correct direction in restoring their own fireplace. Read more

July 09, 2015
Marina City Being Considered for Landmark Status

The Bertrand Goldberg iconic corncob buildings, built in the 1960s, are being recommended for preliminary landmark status. Read more

Featured Program

Nickerson Lecture: Japan Craze
Thursday, September 17

Learn why Western artists began incorporating Japanese motifs and aesthetic principles into their work becoming known as "Japonisme". Read more

Featured Program

Friend or Foe
Wednesday, September 30

Enjoy the ensemble Baroque Band, as they perform suites and sonatas with the Modern Cello and the Baroque Viola Da Gamba. Read more