The Chicago Haymarket Affair
May
2
7:00 pm19:00

The Chicago Haymarket Affair

  • Glessner House Museum

On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded during a labor demonstration near Haymarket Square that forever changed Chicago and the labor movement.  Join author Joseph Anthony Rulli as he revisits the key events and sites of one of Chicago's most confusing and chaotic events, while attempting to establish a clearer understanding of its historical significance.

7th Annual Mother-Daughter Tea
May
6
11:30 am11:30

7th Annual Mother-Daughter Tea

  • Glessner House Museum

SOLD OUT! Experience high Victorian tea in the historic dining room of Glessner House!  Surrounded by beautiful oak paneling, a gilt ceiling, and a fireplace clad in exotic Persian tiles, attendees will be treated to a traditional high tea with fine china, silver, and an assortment of delicious treats.  Invite your mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, or good friend for what promises to be a most memorable experience.

Ten Dollar House
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Ten Dollar House

  • Glessner House Museum

In celebration of Historic Preservation Month, the museum is honored and delighted to host two performances of the celebrated play Ten Dollar House, written by Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer, which played to sold out audiences last year in the Pride Films and Plays production at the Piccolo Theatre in Evanston.  In this true story of love and historic preservation set in Depression-era Wisconsin, a London-based decorator and a local drifter fall in love as they restore a dilapidated stone cottage.  With a "gay marriage" that hides in plain sight, Bob Neal and Edgar Hellum create Pendarvis house, an improbable business venture that transforms the town of Mineral Point.

Ten Dollar House
May
14
3:00 pm15:00

Ten Dollar House

  • Glessner House Museum

In celebration of Historic Preservation Month, the museum is honored and delighted to host two performances of the celebrated play Ten Dollar House, written by Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer, which played to sold out audiences last year in the Pride Films and Plays production at the Piccolo Theatre in Evanston.  In this true story of love and historic preservation set in Depression-era Wisconsin, a London-based decorator and a local drifter fall in love as they restore a dilapidated stone cottage.  With a "gay marriage" that hides in plain sight, Bob Neal and Edgar Hellum create Pendarvis house, an improbable business venture that transforms the town of Mineral Point.

Private tour of Union Station
May
15
5:00 pm17:00

Private tour of Union Station

  • Union Station

Chicago's monumental Union Station was designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White and completed in 1925 after twelve years of construction.  The travertine marble-clad Great Hall is considered one of the greatest interiors in the United States.  But there are many other extraordinary spaces inside the massive building, including the recently restored women's lounge (now the Burlington Room) and the barber shop, with its stunning tile-clad walls.  Join Derrick James, Senior Manager of Government Affairs for Amtrak (and docent extraordinaire) for this fascinating tour highlighting the history, architecture, and artistry of this landmark building.

The Architecture of Glessner House
May
20
10:00 am10:00

The Architecture of Glessner House

  • Glessner House Museum

This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement to attic.  Attendees will see areas not included on public tours as well as objects rarely shown, including Richardson's original sketch. 

A Walk Through Time
Jun
11
1:00 pm13:00

A Walk Through Time

  • Glessner House Museum

This very special tour provides attendees with the rare opportunity to visit the interiors of several historic homes in the Prairie Avenue Historic District.  Following the tour, attendees are invited to return to the museum for a reception and silent auction, featuring theatre tickets, Chicago memorabilia, collectibles, architectural fragments, and other items of interest.

The Architecture of Glessner House
Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

The Architecture of Glessner House

  • Glessner House Museum

This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement to attic.  Attendees will see areas not included on public tours as well as objects rarely shown, including Richardson's original sketch. 

The Architecture of Glessner House
Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

The Architecture of Glessner House

  • Glessner House Museum

This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement to attic.  Attendees will see areas not included on public tours as well as objects rarely shown, including Richardson's original sketch. 

Prairie Avenue Walking Tour
Jul
16
2:00 pm14:00

Prairie Avenue Walking Tour

  • Glessner House Museum

Executive Director & Curator Bill Tyre will take you down Chicago’s historic Prairie Avenue, once home to Chicago's business and social leaders of the late 19th century. Highlights include the new Simmerling Gallery of Prairie Avenue History and Second Presbyterian Church.

The Architecture of Glessner House
Aug
19
10:00 am10:00

The Architecture of Glessner House

  • Glessner House Museum

This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement to attic.  Attendees will see areas not included on public tours as well as objects rarely shown, including Richardson's original sketch. 

Prairie Avenue  Walking Tour
Aug
20
2:00 pm14:00

Prairie Avenue Walking Tour

  • Glessner House Museum

Executive Director & Curator Bill Tyre will take you down Chicago’s historic Prairie Avenue, once home to Chicago's business and social leaders of the late 19th century. Highlights include the new Simmerling Gallery of Prairie Avenue History and Second Presbyterian Church.

The Architecture of Glessner House
Sep
16
10:00 am10:00

The Architecture of Glessner House

  • Glessner House Museum

This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement to attic.  Attendees will see areas not included on public tours as well as objects rarely shown, including Richardson's original sketch. 

Prairie Avenue Walking Tour
Sep
17
2:00 pm14:00

Prairie Avenue Walking Tour

  • Glessner House Museum

Executive Director & Curator Bill Tyre will take you down Chicago’s historic Prairie Avenue, once home to Chicago's business and social leaders of the late 19th century. Highlights include the new Simmerling Gallery of Prairie Avenue History and Second Presbyterian Church.

The Architecture of Glessner House
Oct
21
10:00 am10:00

The Architecture of Glessner House

  • Glessner House Museum

This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement to attic.  Attendees will see areas not included on public tours as well as objects rarely shown, including Richardson's original sketch.

The Architecture of Glessner House
Nov
18
10:00 am10:00

The Architecture of Glessner House

  • Glessner House Museum

This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement to attic.  Attendees will see areas not included on public tours as well as objects rarely shown, including Richardson's original sketch.

The Architecture of Glessner House
Dec
16
10:00 am10:00

The Architecture of Glessner House

  • Glessner House Museum

This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement to attic.  Attendees will see areas not included on public tours as well as objects rarely shown, including Richardson's original sketch.


The Architecture of Glessner House
Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

The Architecture of Glessner House

  • Glessner House Museum

This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement to attic.  Attendees will see areas not included on public tours as well as objects rarely shown, including Richardson's original sketch.