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Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour
First and third Saturdays, May 3 through November 15
Tour: $20. Tour with Driehaus Museum admission: $30 Buy tickets
Spend an afternoon exploring the rich and varied history of Chicago’s River North district, a neighborhood formerly known as McCormickville.
Magnificent mansions once lined the streets surrounding the Driehaus Museum. With intriguing anecdotes, visits to surviving buildings, and exclusive historical photographs, Chicago historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach illuminates the lives of the industrial businessmen, entangled families, notable public figures, and artists that once populated the area.
The duration of the tour is approximately 90 minutes. Rain or shine. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Complimentary bottled water is available; please inquire when you arrive at the Museum 15 minutes before the tour begins.
Photo: The Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion, exterior from the southeast, circa 1883. Courtesy of Roland C. Nickerson. The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.
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.
Through the Lens: Photographing Tiffany
Tuesday, April 22
Join photographer John Faier as he shares his unique insights and the techniques he used to illuminate the work of the Louis Comfort Tiffany. Read more
Spring Fever with John Moulder
Friday, May 2
Put some spring in your step and celebrate the season with popular Chicago guitarist and composer John Moulder. Read more
In the Secret Garden - 4th Annual Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 11
This year, you'll be transported to a magical garden for the Driehaus Museum’s popular Mother’s Day Tea. Read more
One Day Excursion: The Historic Hegeler Carus Mansion
Saturday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 4
Enjoy a fascinating day trip to La Salle, Illinois to experience the magnificent Hegler Carus mansion and the grandeur of a bygone era. Led by art historian Rolf Achilles, you’ll explore a unique space designed by August Fiedler that remains virtually unaltered since its completion more than a century ago. Read more
Cool Jazz on a Hot Summer Night
Wednesday, June 11
Enjoy an entertaining evening with the Chicago Jazz Caravan, an ensemble featuring some of Chicago's most seasoned Jazz musicians, as they delight your senses. Read more
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