The newest Driehaus Museum Store at Navy Pier celebrates the Gold Coast’s beloved Driehaus Museum and its ties to Gilded Age Chicago along with historic Chicago moments of the time period including The Great Fire of 1871, The World’s Fair in 1893, and the opening of Navy Pier in 1916.
“The Museum Store has always featured beautiful custom and exclusive products that reflect the refined vintage style of urban life during the Gilded Age, with an emphasis on items made locally in Chicago or in the United States,” says Corie-ann Ramento, Driehaus Museum Store Manager. “We are also adding fun new items, such as, treats introduced to the public for the first time at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893, including Wrigley gum and Cracker Jacks.”
In addition, the Driehaus Museum Store at Navy Pier, located near the front entrance across from Chicago Children’s Museum, will offer a thoughtfully curated variety of unique gifts, including vintage and handmade jewelry, textiles, and housewares inspired by the Driehaus Museum’s ornate historic interiors. Books, postcards, and keepsakes related to the history and architecture of Gilded Age Chicago and Navy Pier as well as merchandise related to special Driehaus Museum exhibitions and the glasswork designs of American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany will also be available for purchase.
The satellite location of the Driehaus Museum Store at Navy Pier is a sister store to the original location within the Museum at 40 E. Erie St.; a beautifully restored Gilded Age mansion featuring decorative arts of the period by such luminaries as Louis Comfort Tiffany and George Schastey.