February 24, 2012

A Nickerson Tour

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Though Samuel made his riches in Chicago, the old Nickerson name was established in—and remains in—Massachusetts. > Read more

February 15, 2012

"The Seven Lamps of Architecture" by John Ruskin

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John Ruskin on reversing the flow of inspiration's origins and drawing designs from nature instead.
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February 05, 2012

You Asked: What is the Inscription in the Gothic Chandelier?

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A unique Gothic Revival-style Tiffany Studios chandelier in Driehaus Museum's smoking room reveals itself as a memorial chandelier—that is, if you can make out the inscription. > Read more

February 01, 2012

For Sale: Gilded Age Luxury

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Visiting a historic mansion may be fun, but living in one is even better. > Read more

News

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

Featured Program

Holiday Music at the Museum 2016
Saturdays and Sundays in December

Enjoy the sounds of enchanting seasonal music performed by James Cebastien while you visit the Museum on weekend afternoons in December. Requests are welcomed. Read more

Featured Program

Santa Saturdays 2016
Saturdays, December 10 & 17

Create holiday memories with the entire family! For two Saturdays "our house" will be filled with fun and time-honored seasonal traditions. Throughout the morning, Chicago's own Aunt Holly will tell lively stories and sing songs. Read more