Satinwood. Visitors to the Museum see it featured most prominently in the Drawing Room, where the Gilded Age ladies would retreat together for music and gossip and the woodwork gleams positively golden.
Welcome to the blog of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum.
The Driehaus Museum Blog is part of the Museum's mission to educate and inspire while discussing the social, cultural, economic, artistic, architectural, and other fascinating themes arising from its original late 19th-century milieu.
Here you'll find meditations on Gilded Age customs, up-to-date happenings at the Museum, historic anecdotes about the grand Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion, information about historic preservation, featured designers of the era from Europe and America, close-up looks at objects from the Driehaus Collection, profiles of our passionate Museum members, and much, much more!