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

August 20, 2015
Driehaus Museum Signature Tile Contest

Voting has begun for our signature tile for 2015 - which one will you choose? Read more

August 14, 2015
Driehaus Museum named one of TripAdvisor's most unexpected popular attractions

USA Today features the Driehaus Museum as an institution with a high ranking in reviews but not as known in a city of large institutions. Read more

Featured Program

Nickerson Lecture: Japan Craze
Thursday, September 17

Learn why Western artists began incorporating Japanese motifs and aesthetic principles into their work becoming known as "Japonisme". Read more

Featured Program

Fall Book Club Dracula
Saturday, October 10

Join us to discuss Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel just in time for Halloween Read more