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First and third Tuesdays, through May 21
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The mansion glows with warm lamplight as a Museum guide shares stories about how the Nickerson family lived and socialized during the evening hours. Twilight Tours include anecdotes about life during the Gilded Age—long before the arrival of television and computers—and a behind-the-scenes visit to Mr. Nickerson’s Billiards Room on the lower level.
Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Please note: The second Twilight Tour of April will take place on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m., not on Tuesday, April 16.
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
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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