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Thursday, June 15

A Toast to the Gilded Age: Bubbles & Bon Vivants - SOLD OUT!

Presented in partnership with the Alliance Française de Chicago. Serendipitously discovered by French monks in the 17th century, Champagne embodies the best of French craft and tradition. > Read more

Saturday, June 17

Travel Tour: Lake Geneva: "Newport of the West" - SOLD OUT!

Built by prominent figures in Chicago's Gilded Age, the magnificent summer estates encircling beautiful Lake Geneva, WI, rivalled those on Cape Cod and Newport, RI. > Read more

Every Saturday, July 1 - September 2

Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour

Step back in time to enjoy a special walking tour of Chicago's River North district, led by historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach. > Read more

Every Wednesday and Friday, July 5 through September 1

Help Wanted: The Summer Servants Tour

The Driehaus Museum’s popular living history Servants’ Tour is back! > Read more

Friday, October 6

A Toast to the Gilded Age: Crafting Cognac

Named after the town in France which bears its name, Cognac has experienced a resurgence with the increased popularity of craft cocktails. > Read more

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Featured Program

Hats Off: Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 14

Join us for our annual Mother's Day Tea, hats optional, but encouraged! Relax in the Gilded Age luxury of our historic Ballroom while enjoying live music and an appearance from Chicago Millinery Collective. Read more

Featured Program

Jazz Cabaret - Dizzy at 100
Friday, May 19

Presented in partnership with WDCB, 90.9 FM. Don't miss the chance to hear some of the nation's foremost trumpeters reflect on the life and influence of a legendary virtuoso. Read more

Duris Autem

Mirum est notare quam littera gothica > Read More