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Saturdays and Sundays in December
Holiday Music at the Museum
Enjoy the sounds of enchanting seasonal music performed by James Cebastien while you visit the Museum on weekend afternoons in December. Requests are welcomed. Read more

Saturdays, December 10 & 17
NEW TIMES ADDED! - 4th Annual Santa Saturdays at the Museum
Create holiday memories with the entire family! For two Saturdays "our house" will be filled with fun and time-honored seasonal traditions. Throughout the morning, Chicago's own Aunt Holly will tell lively stories and sing songs. Read more

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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

Museum Blog

December 9, 2016
Favorite Holiday Traditions at the Driehaus Museum
This time of year we all have our favorite holiday traditions that help us get into the spirit of the season. We are happy to share with you some of the experiences that those of us who are a part of the Driehaus Museum enjoy most! Read More

November 15, 2016
Puck, Anthony Comstock, & the “Suppression of Vice” in Chicago
In 1873, Congress passed the Comstock Law, the first anti-obscenity statute to be adopted at the federal level. In effect, the law made it illegal to send “obscene, lewd or lascivious” materials and information through the mail. Read More

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