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

April 10, 2015
Lombard's Lilac Crown Comes to the Driehaus Museum

The newest addition to the Maker & Muse exhibition is now on display. Read more

March 31, 2015
From Brooklyn to Hollywood: A Journey in Jewels

Distinguished Jewelery Designer and Collector Neil Lane at the Driehaus Museum on April 30 Read more

Featured Program

From Brooklyn to Hollywood: A Journey in Jewels
Thursday, April 30

Join us for this special lecture where Neil Lane will discuss his passion for jewelry. Read more

Featured Program

Lady Day: A Billie Holiday Tribute Concert
Friday, May 8

Celebrate the life of Billie Holiday with an evening of music as we pay tribute to this phenomenal artist and icon. Read more