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

Wednesdays and Fridays, July 6 through September 2

Help Wanted: The Summer Servants Tour

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

Thursday, September 8

Exhibition Lecture
With a Wink and a Nod: Puck Magazine and Humor in the Gilded Age

Join us for this special lecture by Janel Trull, Assistant Curator, Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL and lead curator of our current exhibition With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age. > Read more

Saturday, September 10 or Saturday, September 17

One-Day Travel Tour
The Historic Hegeler Carus Mansion

Back by popular demand! Enjoy a fascinating day trip to LaSalle, Illinois to experience the magnificent Hegeler Carus mansion and the grandeur of a bygone era. > Read more

Friday, September 16

Music's Golden Moments: Jazz Trio
Featuring Eric Schneider

Enjoy an evening of Music’s Golden Moments with Eric Schneider, Jeremy Kahn, and Spider Salof as they celebrate the music of Tin Pan Alley songwriters. > Read more

Thursday, September 22

Nickerson Lecture Series
Gilded Age Interiors: Herter Brothers and the William H. Vanderbilt House

This first of three Nickerson Series lectures focuses on one of the preeminent designers who created the magnificent interiors of the "Marble Palace." Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Curator of Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art will chronicle the William H. Vanderbilt mansion in New York highlighting its place within Herter Brothers oeuvre. > Read more

Saturday, September 24

Member-Only Event
Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago Revealed

Join us for an exclusive Member-only private tour of Second Presbyterian Church located in the South Loop. This is a special opportunity to discover this National Historic Landmark. > 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

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