Gather at St. James, Wabash at Huron
Last spring, the highly anticipated opening of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum revealed a comprehensive and sensitive restoration of a great Chicago house (formerly the Nickerson Mansion, Burling & Whitehouse, 1883) - now inhabited by an outstanding collection of 19th century fine and decorative arts. The Driehaus is setting high standards for new museums.
SAHCC will enjoy an evening of exploration starting at St. James Episcopal Cathedral with an overview of the church’s significance in Chicago history and its design followed by a lecture by authors Susan Benjamin and Stuart Cohen speaking on their seminal 2008 book, “Great Houses of Chicago 1871-1921.” The lecture will be followed by an introduction to the Driehaus Collection by David Bagnall, Director of the Museum. After the presentations we will proceed to the Museum for self-guided tours of this remarkable edifice and its precious contents.
There is a $20 admission charge for this event payable at the door with reservation; firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Keith Bringe at 708-358-1394.
Important Notes: No Food or Beverage will be provided. Books will be available for sale and the authors will be present to sign. Additional info and weblinks available at SAHCC Chapter Blog:
Revenue from this Event Will Provide Free SAHCC Memberships for Students.
In this economy, it may be harder than ever to undertake an education in the liberal arts which is why we are delighted to report that net revenue from the Driehaus / St. James / Great Houses Event will be used to provide free, one-year SAHCC memberships for Architecture and Architectural History students currently enrolled at Chicago colleges and universities. SAHCC believe the students will benefit from access to programs, sites and collections and we hope to benefit from fresh perspectives and discourse. The scholarships will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.