Driehaus Society

Nautilus shell centerpiece lamp (detail), 1904-15. Tiffany Studios (American, 1902-1932). Glass, mother of pearl inlay, gilt bronze base. Photo by Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing for the Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

With a $2,500 membership, Driehaus Society members receive:

  • Private tour and lunch for two members and two guests with the Driehaus Museum Director
  • Unlimited admission to the Museum and special exhibitions for two people
  • 10 guest passes
  • 15% discount on Museum event rentals
  • Discounted guest tickets for special events
  • Invitation to Nickerson Circle and Driehaus Society event for two people
  • Complimentary Individual or Future Preservationist gift membership
  • Copy of the Driehaus Museum book, An American Palace: Chicago’s Samuel M. Nickerson House
  • VIP advance program registration for Museum programs and special events
  • 4 complimentary passes to visit the Glessner House Museum
  • Special Privileges through the Driehaus Neighborhood Dining Partnership
  • Reciprocal admission to over 100 museums across the country for two people (through the North American Reciprocal Museum Program)
  • Recognition as a donor on Driehaus Museum website
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Discounts on select Museum programs
  • 10% discount on Driehaus Museum store merchandise
  • Reciprocal Benefit with Chicago Architecture Foundation (Buy One, Get One Free Walking Tour)

*For information regarding addition membership levels above $2,500, please contact the Driehaus Museum Membership Office at 312 482 8933, ext. 39 or email membership@driehausmuseum.org.


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