June 29, 2012

Best of Independence Day: The Gilded Age Edition

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Looking back at a Gilded Age’s worth of Fourth of July celebrations in Chicago, here are some of the best (and worst) moments between the Civil and First World Wars. > Read more

June 25, 2012

A Tour of the World's Fair: Decorative Objects from the 1893 Columbian Exposition

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Some of the decorative objects that debuted at the fair are displayed today in the Driehaus Museum's collection. > Read more

June 14, 2012

Below America's Stairs: Domestic Servants in the Gilded Age

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How could a live-in servant system like what we see in Downton Abbey survive in such an individualistic, capitalistic, and optimistic nation? > Read more

June 06, 2012

America's Endangered Places

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its list of 11 endangered historic sites today, which includes several Yosemite Valley bridges and Joe Frazier's Gym in Philadelphia. > Read more

June 02, 2012

You Asked: What Was Mrs. Nickerson Like?

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Although Mr. Nickerson’s likeness is portrayed in our historic photograph gallery, visitors wonder about the lady of the house. > Read more

News

June 29, 2015
Newark Museum Opens "From Pearls to Platinum to Plastic"

Newark Museum's new exhibition focuses on the inventiveness of materials used in jewelry making over the centuries. Read more

June 25, 2015
Announcing Dressing Downton in 2016

Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times to open at the Museum February 9, 2016. Read more

Featured Program

Summer Servants Tour
Fridays and Saturdays, June 26 through August 29

The Driehaus Museum’s popular living history tour is back for the summer season! Read more

Featured Program

Fall Book Club Remembering Marshall Field's
Saturday, September 19

Go back in time over 150 years ago when Marshall Field's was Chicago's premiere department store. Read more