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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October 07, 2015
Dressing Downton Exhibition Tickets Now on Sale

Purchase your tickets now to see the costumes of Downton Abbey® in 2016. Read more

September 18, 2015
Chicago Architecture Biennial’s Public Programs Announced

The city's inaugural architecture biennial has listed their public programs for the year. Read more

Featured Program

Jewelry As Art: The Austrian Jugendstil Style
Wednesday, November 4

Janis Staggs, Associate Director for Curatorial and Publications at Neue Galerie New York, discusses turn of the twentieth century German and Austrian jewelry, otherwise known as Jugendstil. Read more

Featured Program

Evening at the Marble Palace
Friday, November 20

For the first time ever we're opening our Evening at the Marble Palace event to the public. Bring your friends for a cocktail party in the Nickerson Mansion! Read more