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

January 22, 2015
Cooper Hewitt Museum embraces a multifaceted identity.

Following an $81 million makeover, the Cooper Hewitt showcases objects that are both newfangled and elegantly refined, all housed within a Neo-Georgian manse. 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