April 12, 2012

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at the Driehaus Museum

The former Nickerson Mansion transforms its ballroom and adjoining galleries into an intimate Victorian-era tea room on May 12. Read more

April 10, 2012

The 1906 Melodrama "Bertha, the Sewing Machine Girl" to be Performed at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum

The Driehaus Museum is pleased to announce the début of an original program, Melodrama at the Mansion, this Saturday, April 14. Read more

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Museum News

May 11, 2016
With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age Special Exhibition Coming this Summer

Opening June 25th, With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age will showcase cartoons from Puck magazine, well known for its satirical drawings. Read more

The History of the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion

In 1879, Chicago banker Samuel Mayo Nickerson commissioned a new house from the architectural firm of Burling and Whitehouse of Chicago. Read more