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One Day Excursion
Ruthmere: An Eclectic Beaux Arts Mansion
Saturday, September 27
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (return time approximate)
Museum Members $65; Public $75 Buy tickets
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Join us this fall for our second travel tour which takes us to Ruthmere Museum in Elkart, Indiana. Led by art historian, Rolf Achilles, experience Ruthmere Museum’s exceptional fine and decorative arts collection housed in an elegantly restored 1910 historic home steeped in local history. Your visit includes a tour of the Ruthmere Mansion and the 1831 Beardsley House. After lunch, en route back to Chicago, an additional stop will be made in South Bend at the Joseph D. Oliver House, also known as Copshaholm. Built in 1895, this 38-room Romanesque Queen Anne house features all original furnishings.
Fees include guided tours, lunch, and round-trip transportation by motor coach from the Driehaus Museum. For questions about accessibility during the tours, please call 312.482.8933, ext. 31.
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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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