First and third Saturdays, May 3 through November 15

Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour - Sold Out!

Step back in time to enjoy a special walking tour of Chicago's River North district, led by historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach. > Read more

Friday, October 24
Saturday, October 25 - Sold Out!

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.

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Saturdays, October 18 & November 1
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

Thursday, October 30

Landscape Genius: Frederick Law Olmsted, O.C. Simonds, & Jens Jensen

Even while industrialists in the19th century exploited and degraded the country’s natural resources for profit, three early landscape architects worked to save the landscape. Olmsted, Simonds, and Jensen were far-sighted men whose public and private projects set the tone for finding great non-monetary value in our green space. Barbara Geiger tells their stories and shows examples of their historic work that still benefit us today.

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Wednesday, November 12

Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light

Louis C. Tiffany used colored glass as a painter uses pigments. In this illustrated lecture, Lindsy Parrott, Director/Curator of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, will explore the history of Tiffany's glass and highlight some of the special types of glass found in his celebrated windows and lamps. > Read more

Thursday, November 13

An Intimate Evening with Bach

Join us as award-winning and nationally celebrated Colombian-American cellist, Christine Lamprea makes her debut at performing J.S. Bach’s classic, Suite No. 6 together with an inspired medley of 20th-century compositions. > Read more

Saturday, November 22

Sounds of the Season

Once again this year, period-dressed carolers treat passersby to their favorite holiday songs from the Museum's front porch. Stop by before making your way to the Magnificent Mile's Lights Festival! > Read more

Saturday, December 6

Glitter & Gold Holiday Brunch

Gather with family and friends for our first holiday brunch in the Museum’s historic Ballroom. > Read more

Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year:
Holiday Cabaret

‘Tis the season to delight in the sensational vocal-stylings of acclaimed artist, David Edelfeldt. Together, he and Chicago’s favorite chanteuse, Becky McKenzie will perform winter and holiday favorites in their popular cabaret-style, while you enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. > Read more

Saturdays, December 13 and 20

Santa Saturdays at the Driehaus Museum

Celebrate the traditions of Gilded Age America that continue to make our winter holidays special! > Read more

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