December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

0 comments

Even if your New Year's party didn't make Tribune gossip column status like the Nickerson's—Pink carnations! Seventy guests! Supper not served 'till midnight!—here's to celebrating in style. > Read more

December 27, 2011

You Asked: Where Does Satinwood Come From?

0 comments

Satinwood. Visitors to the Museum see it featured most prominently in the Drawing Room, where the Gilded Age ladies would retreat together for music and gossip and the woodwork gleams positively golden. > Read more

December 24, 2011

A Gilded Age Christmas Dinner

1 comments

The Gilded Age wealthy made Christmas dinner a most formal, sumptuous occasion. > Read more

December 19, 2011

"Dolls, Toys, and Holiday Fancy Goods"

0 comments

Ah, the great and famously stressful saga of December: Shopping. We have industrialization, capitalism, and late 19th-century disposable incomes to thank for this holiday tradition. > Read more

December 15, 2011

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum

0 comments

"There, at the rear of the beautiful parlors, was a large Christmas tree, presenting a most picturesque and uncanny aspect," wrote a reporter when he saw the first Christmas tree adorned with electric lights in 1882. > Read more

December 08, 2011

The White Knight

0 comments

A new Arthur Hughes painting in the Drawing Room features Sir Galahad, flanked by angels, searching for the Holy Grail. > Read more

December 03, 2011

Of Gilded Age and Italy: Or, Why Pierpont Morgan Used Someone Else's Family Crest

0 comments

One design motif persists through America's Gilded Age mansions like a repeating, steady note under one melody: Italian Renaissance. > Read more

News

May 21, 2015
Driehaus Museum receives Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence for 2015

Driehaus Museum awarded with Trip Advisor's "Certificate of Excellence Award" for 2015. Read more

May 05, 2015
Transforming Historic Spaces

Contemporary installations in neoclassical spaces continue to wow audiences Read more

Featured Program

Destination Historic Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Saturday, June 13

Our 4th travel tour takes us north to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to visit two important Midwest homes - the Pabst Mansion and the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. Read more