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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

June 29, 2015

Newark Museum Opens "From Pearls to Platinum to Plastic"

Newark Museum's new exhibition focuses on the inventiveness of materials used in jewelry making over the centuries. > Read more

June 25, 2015

Announcing Dressing Downton in 2016

Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times to open at the Museum February 9, 2016. > Read more

May 29, 2015

Farewell to AAM President Ford W. Bell

The Driehaus Museum thanks Ford Bell for his dedication to American museums. > Read more

May 21, 2015

Driehaus Museum receives Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence for 2015

Driehaus Museum awarded with Trip Advisor's "Certificate of Excellence Award" for 2015. > 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