Saturdays, May 14 through October 15

Lasting Legacies: The Grandes Dames of McCormickville

A unique walking tour illustrating seven civic-minded entrepreneurial women who led fascinating lives in the prestigious neighborhood of McCormickville. > Read more

Saturdays, May 14 through October 15

Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour

Spend an afternoon exploring the rich and varied history of Chicago’s River North district, a neighborhood formerly known as McCormickville. > Read more

Monday, September 26

European Mosaic
Presented by The Rembrandt Chamber Musicians

Celebrate the season with a journey into the expressive and melodic folk music of Eastern Europe, a perennial source of inspiration for composers. > Read more

Thursday, October 6

Exhibition Lecture
Mark Twain's Journalistic Joking

This lecture by Jennifer A. Greenhill, PhD., Associate Professor of Art History, American Art and Visual Culture, University of Southern California explore the creative possibilities offered by the comic press during the Gilded Age through the work of Mark Twain. > Read more

Thursday, October 13

Nickerson Lecture
Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age: George Schastey and the Nickerson Mansion

This second Nickerson Lecture by Moira Gallagher, Research Assistant in the American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, brings to light the significant, yet little known cabinet making and decorating enterprise of George A. Schastey. > Read more

Saturday, October 15

Book Club
Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott

Our popular Book Club steps into the perfumed parlors of Chicago's Everleigh Club through a discussion of Karen Abbott's novel Sin in the Second City facilitated by Dr. Amy Lippert, Historian, University of Chicago. > Read more

Wednesday, October 19

Folk Tunes and Folk Tales: An Evening of Trios
Performed by Fifth House Ensemble

Join is for an evening of imaginative piano trios presented by the celebrated Fifth House Ensemble. > Read more

Thursdays, October 20 and 27 and Saturday, October 22

3rd Annual Spooky Tour
Death, Disease and Bones: The Lincoln Park Walking Tour

Join historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach on a walking excursion through Lincoln Park and learn about its macabre history as a vast, windswept burial site. > Read more

Friday, October 28 or Saturday, October 29

6th Annual Murder Mystery
Shamrocks in Old Chicago

The Museum's very popular Murder Mystery returns with a new tale. Hilarious hijinks and scandalous secrets set the stage for a farce of murderous proportions paired with our special exhibition With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age. > Read more

Friday, November 4

Autumn Blues Featuring Guy King

Enjoy an intimate evening of solo blues music in the Museum's historic Ballroom featuring Guy King, one of Chicago's favorite bluesmen. > Read more

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