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August 31, 2015

Art Pieces from 1893 Columbian Exposition Found in Storage

Three hand-painted Japanese sliding-door panels which were displayed during the 1893 Columbian Exposition have turned up in a Chicago Park District storage facility. > Read more

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

July 31, 2015

The Mystery Behind Restoring a Historic Mosaic Fireplace

Little did the Martin House staff know that visiting the Driehaus Museum would steer them in the correct direction in restoring their own fireplace. > Read more

July 09, 2015

Marina City Being Considered for Landmark Status

The Bertrand Goldberg iconic corncob buildings, built in the 1960s, are being recommended for preliminary landmark status. > Read more

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September 10, 2013
The Young Mr. and Mrs. Nickerson: A Brief History
Samuel and Mathilda Nickerson were patriarch and matriarch of this fine home, but we can’t overlook their son Roland and his wife Adelaide, who shared the mansion with the elder Nickersons and started their young family here. Read more