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Meet the Servants
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays in December
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Complimentary with Museum Admission
Have you ever wondered how Gilded Age families celebrated the holiday season? The Nickerson servants know the answers and are ready to share the secrets for a traditional Victorian holiday!
Gilded Age holiday traditions will come alive as Mrs. Williams and her staff share cookie recipes, reveal the latest 19th century holiday fashions, and explain holiday customs celebrated in Chicago. Look for them as you visit the Front Parlor, Dining Room, Sewing Room, and other rooms in the house.
Meet the Servants begins on Friday, December 6.
Mrs. Thorne's World of Miniatures
Saturday, February 21 and March 7
Join us for our first Book Club of the New Year. Read more
The Story Behind Selected Jewels- Second Lecture Added!
Thursday, March 19
Curator Elyse Zorn Karlin presents insights into the art jewelry genre. Read more
Saturday, April 11
Join us for a lively discussion of The Collection which explores the glamorous world of haute couture through the eyes of a young girl working as a seamstress at one of the most intriguing fashion houses in history. Read more
My Fair Audrey
Friday, April 17
Join Driehaus Museum favorite Hilary Feldman accompanied by Beckie Menzie in a musical tribute to Audrey Hepburn. Read more
Crab Tree Farm: Exploring the Arts and Crafts Movement
Saturday, April 18
Join us this spring for a new travel tour which takes us to Lake Bluff, Illinois to visit Crab Tree Farm, a private estate with farm buildings that display Arts and Crafts collections in settings that have been purposely designed to reflect the aesthetics of the movement. Read more
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