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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August 15, 2014
Remaining Relevant: A look at Washington’s Fascinating House Museums

Washington's most fascinating house museums allow visitors to relive history. Most historical house museums today have successfully evolved with the times and have made great strides in historical preservation. These museums are thriving, boosted in part by advances in the field, as well as growing appreciation for preservation among the general public.
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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