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In the Secret Garden -
4th Annual Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 11
Seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Museum Members $60; Public $70 Buy tickets
Please note: Reserved seating is assigned by ticket purchase date.
Join us for our popular Mother’s Day Tea! Celebrate this special day in the Museum’s historic ballroom where you’ll be transported to a magical garden and enjoy a special tea service—featuring a delicious an array of fine teas, petite scones, finger sandwiches, and butter cookies. Complimentary tours of the Museum will be available following the tea. This is the perfect way to treat your mom to an afternoon of luxury and relaxation.
During the event guests are invited to a special Trunk Show featuring hand crafted jewelry and home décor items from Julia Knight. Browse our eclectic selection of objects that transform the everyday into something wonderful.
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) at registration that evening.
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
Tiffany Girls Studio Tour
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 25 through September 1
Sneak into the “studio” with Tiffany designers Clara Driscoll and Agnes Northrop. 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
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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