June 14, 2013

Talk Shop at the Driehaus Museum on Father's Day

This Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, the Driehaus Museum celebrates the men in our lives and the machines they love—automobiles.

All dads receive complimentary general admission to the Driehaus Museum from noon to 5 p.m., and enjoy a discussion with Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage Curator and Restoration Specialist Stephen Murphy about The Nuts and Bolts of Building a Car Collection.

The talks will take place at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. in the Billiards Room—the Gilded Age version of the ‘man cave’—on the lower level of the historic Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion.

Murphy will discuss the process of collecting, restoring, maintaining and building a collection of classic cars, welcoming questions and stories from all auto enthusiasts. “We’ll discuss how you don’t need to be wealthy or build a 50-car collection in order to rewardingly collect classic cars,” Murphy says. Murphy will also discuss the three vintage cars on display, weather permitting, on Erie Street in front of the Driehaus Museum throughout the afternoon.

About Stephen Murphy
Stephen Murphy is the Curator and Restoration Specialist for the Richard H. Driehaus Collection at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage.

Viewing the cars not as mere objects, but players in a larger historical and cultural context, Mr. Murphy has increased the collection by 20 automobiles and has expanded its focus on unique concept cars and highly preserved, unrestored automobiles.

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