September 04, 2012

Becca Brown, Young Preservationist


Becca Brown—day-camp comedy sketch actress, soon-to-be Landmarks Illinois patron, and all-around pretty awesome 11-year-old—talks about what it's like to be one of the Driehaus Museum’s youngest members. > Read more

August 28, 2012

The Other McCormickville: Lincoln Park’s Seminary Townhouses


Thanks to fierce preservation efforts, Lincoln Park's quaint, red-brick aesthetic is defined by buildings like the Gilded Age-era McCormick Seminary rowhouses. > Read more

August 21, 2012

Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde at Tate Britain


Five years in the making, a London exhibition will challenge conceptions of Victorian romanticism next month. > Read more

August 14, 2012

"I Dream't I Dwelt in Marble Halls'


A popular aria from the mid-19th century opera The Bohemian Girl. > Read more

August 07, 2012

Going to Graceland


Chicago’s 19th-century elite lived together and died—or at least were buried—together, too. You can find them in Graceland Cemetery on the North Side. > Read more

July 30, 2012

Summer Reading List 2012


Driehaus Museum staff members suggest a few of their favorite summer reads. > Read more

July 23, 2012

Celebrating Chicago's Architecture: Walking Tours with the CAF


Did you know all Driehaus Museum members get Buy One, Get One Free Walking Tours from the Chicago Architecture Foundation? Here are a few of our recommendations for which tours to check out in the coming months. > Read more

July 16, 2012

It Was Colonel Mustard With the Candlestick...


A few reasons why conservatories were all the rage during the 19th century. > Read more

July 12, 2012

"Stained Glass Mavericks" by Rolf Achilles


Today on the blog, we're pointing you to art historian Rolf Achilles and his beautiful article on stained glass published last week on Vintage and Modern's DESIGNinTELL. > Read more

July 09, 2012

Featured Designer: John Gardner Low


J & J. G. Low Art Tile Works was one of America’s great tile companies, and there are many instances of its decorative, low-relief tiles in the Driehaus Museum’s original interiors today. > 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