The Driehaus Museum Announces Summer Schedule with New and Popular Tour Experiences

Jun 20, 2013, 16:43 ET from Richard H. Driehaus Museum

CHICAGO, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This summer, the Driehaus Museum is offering a variety of ways to experience its interiors, collection, Gilded Age history, and the surrounding neighborhood.

Acoustiguide Audio Tour – Guests may soon choose a new, private experience of highlights from the Driehaus Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts. The digital, random-access audio guide features the museum's late 19th and early 20th century furnishings, decorative objects, sculptures, and paintings. Aug. 15

Help Wanted: The Summer Servants' TourIn this popular living history tour, participants explore the magnificent mansion's servants' quarters and learn what life was really like for domestic staff during Chicago's Gilded Age. Through Sept. 1.

Highlights of the Museum - Guests are immersed in the rich history of the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion and its meticulous five-year restoration through this introductory tour. Daily.

Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour – Take an afternoon stroll around Chicago's River North, a neighborhood formerly known as McCormickville. Led by Chicago historian Sally Kalmbach. Through Nov. 2.

Italian Carnivale – Experience a getaway to classical Italy during this evening performance by Rembrandt Chamber Players, featuring work by Rossini, Stravinsky, and the debut of Peter Labella's arrangement of Saint-Saens' iconic The Carnival of the Animals. Sept. 30.

Make Music Chicago – The Driehaus Museum participates in the community-wide celebration wherein musicians of all genres and levels perform in venues across the city.  Museum general admission is free; Highlights tour is additional $5 per person.  June 21. 

For additional information on these programs or to purchase tickets, please visit our Programs page.

About the Driehaus Museum
Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum is a fascinating and rare example of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America's Gilded Age. The galleries are elegantly furnished with pieces from the most celebrated designers of the late 19th and early 20th century, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and Herter Brothers. These objets d'art are presented in harmony with the immaculately-restored interiors and surviving furnishings of the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion, which was designated as a Chicago landmark in 1977. For more information about the Museum, its collection or offerings, please visit

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