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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.
Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour
First and third Saturdays, May 3 through November 15
Step back in time to enjoy a special walking tour of Chicago's River North district, led by historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach. Read more
Book Club: I Am Madame X
Saturday, September 6
Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians. In this remarkable novel, author Gioia Diliberto tells the story of American beauty Virginie Gautreau, the subject of John Singer Sargent’s famous 1884 painting Portrait of Madame X. Read more
Nickerson Lecture: Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company
Thursday, September 18
The Low Art tile Company produced some of the finest ceramic tiles ever produced in the United States. Between 1878 and 1904 Low tiles were displayed in more than eighteen distributors showrooms around the United States, Canada and Britain. The talk will provide a window into the artistic world of late 19th century America. Read more
Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Saturday, October 11
Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians. Join us for a lively discussion of Oscar Wilde’s only published novel. Read more
Gypsy Jazz: Swing Gitan
Friday, October 17
Back by popular demand! Chicago's premiere gypsy-jazz band, Swing Gitan, led by Alfonso Ponticello returns to the Museum for an evening of foot-tappin' swing played on acoustic instruments in the 1930's-style music of guitarist Django Reinhardt. Read more
Nickerson Lecture: Gardens for a Beautiful America
Thursday, October 30
Gilded Age industrialism brought a new prosperity, but at the price of once pristine forests, rivers, and blue skies, devastated by continental railroad building and factory pollution. This lecture will explore the work of wealthy women and landscape architects to green America. Read more
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