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Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour
Step back in time to enjoy a special walking tour of Chicago's River North district, led by historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach. > Read more
The Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company
The Low Art tile Company produced some of the finest ceramic tiles ever made in the United States. Between 1878 and 1904 Low tiles were displayed in more than eighteen distributors showrooms around the United States, Canada and Britain. The talk will provide a window into the artistic world of late 19th century America. > Read more
One Day Excursion
Ruthmere: An Eclectic Beaux Arts Mansion - Sold Out!
Join us this fall for our second travel tour, led by art historian Rolf Achilles, which takes us to Elkart, Indiana to experience the Ruthmere Museum’s exceptional fine and decorative arts collection housed in an elegantly restored 1910 historic home steeped in local history. > Read more
Royal Women, the Court and the British Couture Industry in the 20th-Century
MEMBERS ONLY LECTURE
Deirdre Murphy, Curator, Historic Royal Palaces
Presented in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces.
Join Ms. Murphy for this complimentary lecture as she explores the fascinating relationship between the court and the couture industry in 20th-century Britain.
An Enchanting Evening with Mozart and Bartok - Sold Out!
Delight your senses with Mozart’s effervescent Quartet for Flute and Strings, as well as Bartók’s intricate and intense Romanian Dances in the Museum’s historic Ballroom. As a special guest, Rembrandt Chamber Players will welcome Grammy Award-winning artist Howard Levy who will premiere his commissioned Sonata for Oboe and Piano. > Read more
Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians. Join us for a lively discussion of Oscar Wilde’s only published novel. > Read more
Gypsy Jazz: Swing Gitan
Back by popular demand! Chicago's premiere gypsy-jazz band, Swing Gitan, led by Alfonso Ponticello returns to the Museum for an evening of foot-tappin' swing played on acoustic instruments in the 1930's-style music of guitarist Django Reinhardt. > Read more
4th Annual Murder Mystery at the Marble Palace: Feud in Ragtime
The Museum’s popular Murder Mystery returns with a new format and a new tale. Set in 1915, Feud in Ragtime 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 into the bloody feud between two prominent Chicago families. Hilarious hijinks and scandalous secrets set the stage for a farce of murderous proportions!
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. Feud in Ragtime is presented in partnership with Get Away with Murder Productions.
Wednesday, October 29
Death, Disease and Bones: The Lincoln Park Walking Tour
On this fascinating walking tour, learn about the macabre history of Chicago's Lincoln Park, which was once a vast, windswept cemetery. > Read more
Gardens for a Beautiful America
Gilded Age industrialism brought a new prosperity, but at the price of once pristine forests, rivers, and blue skies, devastated by continental railroad building and factory pollution. This lecture will explore the work of wealthy women and landscape architects to green America. > Read more