November 26, 2011

Dear Chicago


This city—with all its liveliness and contradictions—has had its share of literary immortalization. Carl Sandburg did it perhaps most famously with his poem “Chicago.” Theodore Dreiser also waxed poetic about Chicago in his 1914 novel, The Titan. > Read more

November 20, 2011

Decking the (Marble) Halls


Here are some behind-the-scenes snapshots of the decorating team putting up our holiday adornments. > Read more

November 16, 2011

You Asked: What is McCormickville?


Think of McCormickville as the Evanston of the late 19th century. While George Pullman and Marshall Field built their mansions on a stretch of Prairie Avenue to the south, the Nickersons and a handful of other Chicago elite—Cyrus McCormick among them—built northwards. > Read more

November 10, 2011

Tiffany: A Furniture Designer, too


Tiffany Studios created more than just lamps. > 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

August 31, 2015
Art Pieces from 1893 Columbian Exposition Found in Storage

Three hand-painted Japanese sliding-door panels which were displayed during the 1893 Columbian Exposition have turned up in a Chicago Park District storage facility. Read more

Featured Program

Fall Book Club Dracula
Saturday, October 10

Join us to discuss Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel just in time for Halloween 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