June 20, 2013

The Driehaus Museum Announces Summer Schedule with New and Popular Tour Experiences

Acoustiguide Audio Tour – Guests may soon choose a new, private experience of highlights from the Driehaus Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts. The digital, random-access audio guide features the museum’s late 19th and early 20th century furnishings, decorative objects, sculptures, and paintings. Aug. 15

Help Wanted: The Summer Servants’ Tour – In this popular living history tour, participants explore the magnificent mansion’s servants’ quarters and learn what life was really like for domestic staff during Chicago’s Gilded Age. Through Sept. 1.

Highlights of the Museum - Guests are immersed in the rich history of the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion and its meticulous five-year restoration through this introductory tour. Daily.

Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour – Take an afternoon stroll around Chicago’s River North, a neighborhood formerly known as McCormickville. Led by Chicago historian Sally Kalmbach. Through Nov. 2.

Italian Carnivale – Experience a getaway to classical Italy during this evening performance by Rembrandt Chamber Players, featuring work by Rossini, Stravinsky, and the debut of Peter Labella’s arrangement of Saint-Saens’ iconic The Carnival of the Animals. Sept. 30.

Make Music Chicago – The Driehaus Museum participates in the community-wide celebration wherein musicians of all genres and levels perform in venues across the city.  Museum general admission is free; Highlights tour is additional $5 per person. June 21.

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