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December 01, 2015

Public Programs During Dressing Downton are Now on Sale

The Driehaus Museum is pleased to announce several public programs themed around the exhibition Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times > Read more

November 24, 2015

Entertain Your Guests in the Nickerson Mansion

The Driehaus Museum provides an intimate setting for corporate entertaining and private events. > Read more

November 09, 2015

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2015

It is almost time for the annual lights festival and parade again! > Read more

October 15, 2015

Chicago Architecture Foundation's "Open House Chicago" This Weekend

For two days of the year, Chicago buildings open their normally locked doors to the public to celebrate the city's architecture. > Read more

October 07, 2015

Dressing Downton Exhibition Tickets Now on Sale

Purchase your tickets now to see the costumes of Downton Abbey® in 2016. > 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