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December 12, 2011

"Not Just Any Old House"

"I cannot readily recall being as overwhelmed by the beauty of a private residence as I was touring Driehaus' recreation of the Nickerson mansion," writes Tom Mullany for > Read more

December 05, 2011

Hours Change for the Holidays

The Driehaus Museum will close slightly earlier than usual on December 24 and 31, 2011, but tour times will stay the same. > Read more

November 18, 2011

Where TV Chicago Steps into the Driehaus

Where Magazine's Chicago YouTube channel takes a look at a different highlight of the city every week. For the week of Nov. 11, it featured the Driehaus Museum. > Read more

November 12, 2011

New Driehaus Museum Membership Program Debuts

The Driehaus Museum now offers a membership program for visitors who want to get more involved. > Read more

November 08, 2011

Deck the Marble Halls

The Driehaus Museum is decking its (marble) halls again this holiday season! > 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