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A Mark Twain Christmas
Saturday, December 1
3 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Museum Members $20; Public $30 Buy tickets
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Celebrate the season with one of America’s most beloved storytellers, Mark Twain. A Mark Twain Christmas showcases some of Twain’s best holiday material, including “The Ice Storm,” “A Letter from Santa Claus,” and the perennial paean to practical jokes, “Jim Wolfe and the Cats.” Set in the Gilded Age splendor of the Nickerson Mansion, which houses a collection of the era’s fine and decorative arts, the evening also will include Mark Twain’s educational, but facetious, “Instructions In Art,” illustrated with original works created by Twain himself. By the conclusion of these ‘instructions,’ there won’t be a dry eye in the house.
About the Performer
Richard Henzel has played Mark Twain in various performances both abroad and locally, including Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Second City. Since 2002, Mr. Henzel has been recording and publishing the works of Mark Twain for his Mark Twain in Person audiobook library.
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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