April 20, 2012

You Asked: What is That Other Mansion?


The Nickerson Mansion isn't the only historic home in the neighborhood. On the opposite corner of Erie and Wabash, a Romanesque-style residence always catches visitors' eyes. > Read more

April 14, 2012

The Ship of Dreams


An unsinkable ship, carrying more than 2,000 people across the Atlantic, foundered on April 15, 1912 and dashed Gilded Age hopes. A century later, we're still talking about the RMS Titanic. > Read more


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

Signature Lecture with Marcus Mucha - Alphonse Mucha: The Man, The Artist, The Legacy
Wednesday, October 11

Marcus Mucha, the artist's great-grandson, will tell the story of Alphonse Mucha's life and work, as well as discuss the family's efforts to preserve and promote the artist's legacy. Read more

Featured Program

Fall Book Club - Edgar Allan Poe: The Best of Poe
Saturday, October 14

Read and discuss a selection of Poe's most influential works including The Tell-tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Raven, considered among the greatest works in American literature. Read more