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


November 24, 2015
Entertain Your Guests in the Nickerson Mansion

The Driehaus Museum provides an intimate setting for corporate entertaining and private events. Read more

November 09, 2015
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2015

It is almost time for the annual lights festival and parade again! Read more

Featured Program

Glitter & Gold Holiday Brunch 2015
Saturday, December 5

Gather with family and friends for our second annual holiday brunch in the Museum’s historic Ballroom. Read more

Featured Program

Cool Yule
Saturday, December 12

Spider Saloff brings her signature holiday show to the Museum this holiday season! Read more