November 26, 2011

Dear Chicago

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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

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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?

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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

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Tiffany Studios created more than just lamps. > Read more

News

January 27, 2016
Winner of the 2016 Driehaus Prize Announced

Scott Merrill has been awarded this year's Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Architecture Read more

January 04, 2016
Book Your Tea Experience Today

Compliment your visit to the special exhibition Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times with a unique tea experience. Read more

Featured Program

Mix & Mingle at the Movies: The General
Saturday, February 27

An evening for those film buffs who have an appreciation for the silent film era as we show the 1926 movie, The General. Read more

Featured Program

Author Encounters: Carol Wallace
Saturday, March 5

Author Carol Wallace comes to the Museum to discuss her book, To Marry an English Lord, an account that inspired the Downton Abbey character, Lady Cora. Read more