The Driehaus Museum invites guests to experience the Guilded Age-era design, decorative arts, and architecture. The 19th century Samuel M Nickerson mansion is located right by the magnificent mile of Chicago. The museum was founded on April 1, 2003 by Philanthropist Richard H Driehaus where he opened the doors to preserve and promote architecture and design. The restoration project took five years to restore the interior of this mansion, now furnished with pieces from the Driehaus collection of fine and decorative arts. Pieces displayed include works from famous designers Louis Comfort and the Herter brothers. The museum exhibits how artists, designers, and architects were inspired by the happenings of the 19th century.