Help Wanted: The Holiday Servants Tour

Driehaus Museum | Chicago, Ill.

 
 

40 East Erie St.
Chicago, Ill. 60611
(312) 482-8933
Date: November 16, 2012 - December 30, 2012
Time: Tours begin every Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.
Cost: $15, $8 kids 12 and under

The mansion served as the Nickerson's winter residence during the late 19 th century, and the family spent every holiday season in Chicago lavishly entertaining acquaintances, friends, and family from near and far. During this tour, participants are transported back to the winter months of 1899, where they discover through a servant's eyes how the Nickersons celebrated the holidays. As applicants to a position in domestic service, participants learn the best methods for preparing plum pudding, how to prevent the new electrical lights on the Christmas tree from catching it on fire, and more.

 
 





 
 
 
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