Glessner House Museum, located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, will host a lecture entitled “Mrs. Thorne’s World of Miniatures” on Thursday November 13, 2014 at 7:00pm.
Mrs. James Ward Thorne gained world-wide recognition for hundreds of miniature rooms created with exacting detail, including a set of 68 given to the Art Institute of Chicago, which remain among their most popular attractions. Join author Sally Sexton Kalmbach as she explores the fascinating life of this artisan. Copies of her book, Mrs. Thorne’s World of Miniatures, will be available for purchase and signing.
Glessner House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and the last surviving work by architect H. H. Richardson in Chicago. Completed in 1887, the museum is recognized nationwide for its groundbreaking architecture as well as its important collection of arts and crafts decorative arts.
Admission is $10 per person. Reservations may be made by calling 312-326-1480
The museum is easily accessible by taking the #3 or #4 bus on Michigan Avenue to 18th Street, and then walking 2 blocks east.
Where: Glessner House Museum (1800 S. Prairie)
When: November 13th, 2014, 7pm
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