Every winter, the International Museum of Surgical Science “decks the halls” of its historic mansion at 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive. As snow falls quietly outside on the shores of an ice-covered Lake Michigan, there’s a certain warmth within the mansion’s stately limestone enclosure - perhaps emanating from its opulent marble hearths - the pantries, or the old kitchens. On December 16th, 2016, the Museum will be warmed by candlelight and the soft sound of carols echoing throughout its halls.
Once the private residence of Eleanor Robinson Countiss-Whiting and her small family, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive has been the International Museum of Surgical Science for the last half-century, and we are excited to invite you on a candlelit tour of the mansion this December. Please join us December 16, 2016 as we imagine what homelife would have been like at 1524 during the holiday season, examine the architecture and discuss the many ways in which the mansion’s residents shaped and participated in some of Chicago’s early history.
A complimentary reception follows the tour.
These are hour-long walking tours and guests will be asked to summit 4 flights of stairs.
If you or any one in your party requires special accommodations, such as elevator or wheel-chair ramp access, please call or email ahead.