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Wednesdays and Fridays, July 6 - September 28 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Extended through September! In this popular living history tour, you will play the role of a prospective candidate, hoping to fill one of the household’s domestic service vacancies.
Fridays, July 6 - September 28 2 - 5 p.m.
Through visits to the Gold Coast neighborhood’s churches and watering holes we will discuss Chicago’s history of prohibition and highlight the main characters in the City’s Temperance movement.
Saturdays, July 7 - September 1 1 - 2:30 p.m.
On this walking tour, historian Sally Kalmbach will illuminate the lives of the prominent families and notable public figures of Gilded Age Chicago who once called the area home.
Friday, September 7 4 - 5:30 p.m. or 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Please join us for this Member Preview event. Hear informal gallery talks and enjoy light refreshments and entertainment.
Thursday September 20 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cultural historian Celia Hilliard will take a look back at the sometimes fraught enterprise of Gilded Age portrait commissions.
Saturday, September 22 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. (approx.)
Our fall travel tour will visit the historic and artistic sites of Grand Rapids, Michigan including the Meyer May House, the Meijer Gardens and the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
Saturday, September 29 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Friday, October 5, 2018 Timed entry at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy live music and unearth quirky, fun facts about the origins of American whiskey culture as you sip and sample food and drink pairings.
Sunday, October 7 8:30am-1:00pm
Wednesday, October 10 6 - 8 p.m.
This year’s Signature Lecture continues our exploration of women and design by examining the role women played in the rise of the luxurious mansion in the Gilded Age.
Saturday, October 12 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Magician Sean Masterson delights all ages, imaginatively combining sleight-of-hand, mind-blowing illusions and audience participation.
Thursday, October 18 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Jeannine Falino will discuss the ascent of the City’s emerging industrialists and the solidification of their new wealth through the purchase of homes, furnishings, and portraits.
October 19, 20, 26, & 27 7 - 10 p.m.