Saturday, May 6

Spring Book Club - La Dame aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas fils

Considered one of the greatest love stories of all time, this novel has captivated generations since it was first published in 1848 and continues to resonate today. > Read more

Sunday, May 14

Hats Off: Mother's Day Tea

Join us for our annual Mother's Day Tea, hats optional, but encouraged! Relax in the Gilded Age luxury of our historic Ballroom while enjoying live music and an appearance from Chicago Millinery Collective. > Read more

Friday, May 19

Jazz Cabaret - Dizzy at 100: A Centennial Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie

Presented in partnership with WDCB, 90.9 FM. Don't miss the chance to hear some of the nation's foremost trumpeters reflect on the life and influence of a legendary virtuoso. > Read more

Wednesday, May 24

Exhibition Lecture: Meet the Expert: A Passion for Collecting Posters

What makes a poster valuable? Jack Rennert, premier vintage poster dealer, author, and expert will lead a lively discussion on collecting posters in today's market. > Read more

Every Friday, June 2 - September 1

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour: Chicago's Legacy of Virtue and Vice

Explore the dichotic human struggle between Virtue and Vice with this new summer walking tour. Experience Chicago's storied past from a new perspective. > Read more

Thursday, June 15

A Toast to the Gilded Age: Bubbles & Bon Vivants - SOLD OUT!

Presented in partnership with the Alliance Française de Chicago. Serendipitously discovered by French monks in the 17th century, Champagne embodies the best of French craft and tradition. > Read more

Saturday, June 17

Travel Tour: Lake Geneva: "Newport of the West" - SOLD OUT!

Built by prominent figures in Chicago's Gilded Age, the magnificent summer estates encircling beautiful Lake Geneva, WI, rivalled those on Cape Cod and Newport, RI. > Read more

Every Saturday, July 1 - September 2

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

Every Wednesday and Friday, July 5 through September 1

Help Wanted: The Summer Servants Tour

The Driehaus Museum’s popular living history Servants’ Tour is back! > Read more

Friday, October 6

A Toast to the Gilded Age: Crafting Cognac

Named after the town in France which bears its name, Cognac has experienced a resurgence with the increased popularity of craft cocktails. > Read more

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