You can make a difference


Your gift to the Glessner House Museum will help us to:

  • Preserve and protect this National Historic Landmark.
  • Care for our remarkable decorative arts collection.
  • Interpret the building and its contents, as well as the history of the Glessner family and Chicago, through tours, exhibits, educational outreach, and public programming.

Gifts from generous friends of Glessner House Museum account for approximately 50% of our annual revenue. As is true with many museums, fees from tours, programs and seasonal events generate only a small fraction of what is needed to cover expenses.

Your support for the annual fund will help us continue and improve the tours and educational programs that we offer. Your support will also help us expand our audience, so that more people can experience wonder at the architecture of Henry Hobson Richardson, enjoy the Museum’s collections, and feel immersed in the history of Chicago as it was during the heyday of Prairie Avenue.