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Sunday, May 28 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
A Gilded Afternoon: A visit to the Richard H. Driehaus Museum with Wine Reception LIMITED

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Immerse yourself in the Gilded age as we take a private tour of the Driehuas mansion. The Richard H. Driehaus Museum immerses visitors in one of the grandest residential buildings of 19th-century Chicago, the Gilded Age home of banker Samuel Mayo Nickerson. Philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus founded the museum on April 1, 2003 with a vision to influence today's built environment by preserving and promoting architecture and design of the past. To realize his vision, Mr. Driehaus commissioned a five-year restoration effort to preserve the structure and its magnificent interiors. Today the galleries feature surviving furnishings paired with elegant, historically-appropriate pieces from the Driehaus Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts, including important works by such celebrated designers as Herter Brothers and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Today, the Museum is a premier example of historic preservation, offering visitors an opportunity to experience through its architecture, interiors, collection, and exhibitions how the prevailing design philosophies of the period were interpreted by artists, architects, and designers at the waning of the 19th-century and the dawn of the 20th-century. Guests at the mansion would never have been turned away without being offered food and drink and neither will we. Enjoy a light wine reception at the end of our tour. The Museum is located on the Magnificent mile, perfect to grab a bit of dinner and/or some shopping at the end of the tour. Cost - $59