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Friday, October 28 or Saturday, October 29
6th Annual Murder Mystery
Shamrocks in Old Chicago

The Museum's very popular Murder Mystery returns with a new tale. Hilarious hijinks and scandalous secrets set the stage for a farce of murderous proportions paired with our special exhibition With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age. Read more

Friday, November 4
Twilight Blues Featuring Guy King
Enjoy an intimate evening of solo blues music in the Museum's historic Ballroom featuring Guy King, one of Chicago's favorite bluesmen. Read more


Stained glass dome at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Driehaus Museum offers visitors a fascinating view of one of the few remaining examples of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America's Gilded Age.

The galleries, elegantly furnished with period pieces selected from the Driehaus Collection, are presented in harmony with the interiors and surviving furnishings, immersing visitors in the original splendor of this late 19th-century home. Read more

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Opening June 25, 2016, With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age features 74 rare original drawings created for Puck, the satirical magazine of the Gilded Age, as well as published cartoons and over 20 vintage magazines. In 1901, the magazine began offering past drawings for sale as original artworks; those who couldn’t afford them framed full-color centerfolds straight from the magazine. Created by well-known illustrators as well as new talent, these bold cartoons simultaneously reflected and defined the concerns of the Gilded Age, while pushing the boundaries of humor.

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
The Museum is open for self-guided visitation during regular hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Read more

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October 18, 2016
“The Most Perfect and Beautiful of All Wall Decorations”
Frederick Walton isn’t as famous as Edison or Kellogg, but his defining invention is just as ubiquitous as Frosted Flakes. Read More

September 1, 2016
New York's Historic Puck Building
The printing house that issued Puck during its heyday still stands in Manhattan. Read More

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