June 29, 2012

Best of Independence Day: The Gilded Age Edition


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


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


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


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?


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


December 01, 2015
Public Programs During Dressing Downton are Now on Sale

The Driehaus Museum is pleased to announce several public programs themed around the exhibition Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Read more

November 24, 2015
Entertain Your Guests in the Nickerson Mansion

The Driehaus Museum provides an intimate setting for corporate entertaining and private events. Read more

Featured Program

Cool Yule
Saturday, December 12

Spider Saloff brings her signature holiday show to the Museum this holiday season! Read more

Featured Program

Maker & Muse Trunk Show
Saturday, December 19

Celebrate Maker & Muse: Women and Twentieth Century Art Jewelry and join us at our Vintage Jewelry Trunk Show. Read more