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3rd Annual Murder Mystery at the Marble Palace
Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Single Ticket $80; Pair $140 Buy tickets
Join the Driehaus Museum for a night of mystery, mayhem, and murder! The Museum’s popular murder mystery returns in its third year with a new tale filled with twists and turns.
It’s October 1893, and Chicago’s World’s Columbian Exposition will soon celebrate its closing ceremony. As an elegant farewell to the fair, Mr. and Mrs. Roland C. Nickerson are hosting a masquerade party at the Marble Palace. From foreign visitors to disguised dignitaries, the guest list contains some suspicious characters—guaranteeing a to-die-for evening for all. But don’t just read about it in the society pages—accept the invitation and attend!
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Ticket includes light fare, drinks, and dessert bar. Masquerade and period attire is welcome, but not required. Guests will actively explore all four floors of the mansion. Must be 21 years of age to participate.
Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) upon arrival.
Mark Twain Lecture
Thursday, October 6
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
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
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