September 08, 2015

The Driehaus Museum Hosts its 5th Annual Murder Mystery at the Marble Palace

Chicago, IL—September 8, 2015

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum’s popular Murder Mystery returns a new tale.  Set in 1941, The Curse of the Hope Diamond is filled with countless twists and turns, and features a cocktail reception, a seated four-course meal and lively guest participation – you could be the Murderer!

This year’s event is a lighthearted, bawdy romp hosted by socialite and Hope Diamond owner, Evelyn Welsh, who is well known for her eccentric dinner parties.  During the party make sure to see the famed “blue diamond” which is speculated to hold mystical powers.  Legend has it that anyone who has possessed the diamond has ended up destitute, institutionalized, or prematurely dead.  Hilarious hijinks and scandalous secrets set the stage for a farce of murderous proportions perfectly paired with our Maker & Muse jewelry exhibition. 

Tickets include a reception, dinner in the Museum’s historic Ballroom and prizes.  Period attire is encouraged but not required.  Guests must be 21 years of age.  As space is limited, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.  The Curse of the Hope Diamond is presented in partnership with Get Away with Murder Productions.

There are two opportunities to attend this special event: Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, commencing at 6:30 p.m.  A Single Ticket is $125 and a Pair is $220.

To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit or call 312-482-8933, ext. 21.

For more upcoming programs, including exhibition-related events and guided tours, please visit

About the Driehaus Museum

Steps away from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum offers visitors a fascinating view of one of the few remaining examples of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America’s Gilded Age.  The lavish interiors are complemented by stunning examples of period furniture, decorative arts, stained glass, and period pieces selected from the Driehaus Collection.  Visitors are immersed in the original splendor of this late 19th century home. For more information about the Museum, visit

Members of the media may contact Lindsay Silk-Kremenak, Marketing Manager, for more information: 312 482 8933, ext. 39 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). High-resolution images are available at .


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