January 28, 2013

Edison's Bulbs


This week is the 133rd anniversary of the patent for Thomas Edison's lightbulb, a replica of which the Driehaus Museum uses throughout its halls and galleries today. > Read more

January 21, 2013

[From the Collection] Jewel- and Gem-Set Inkstand, 1864


This week we're featuring a Fritz von Miller inkstand adorned with gold, diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. > Read more

January 09, 2013

Blog Round-Up: The Best of 2012


Here are the top 10 posts from the Driehaus Museum blog in 2012. > 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