With turn of the century architecture, The International Museum of Surgical Science offers an elegant setting for your next lecture, meeting, reception, and dinner. Guests enter the Museum and are led up a gilded metal staircase to the main floor. Italian marble floors and fireplaces, decorative cut stone and sky high floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan are just some of the Museum’s many unique features. The wood-paneled walls decorated with historic murals and statues are customizable to your preferences for an engaging and intimate special event. The historic mansion truly embodies the Gold Coast splendor of the late 19th Century and will provide for an unforgettable occasion.
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What our clients say:
The UIC School of Public Health hosted its annual donor reception in 2014 at the International Museum of Surgical Science. From the initial inquiry to planning out the logistics all the way to the day of the event, the IMSS staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about their space. We absolutely loved being able to utilize the various rooms on the second floor and guests were delighted to explore the rest of the museum as well. A major bonus was having museum volunteers answering guests’ questions about the history of the building and its many interesting galleries. I’d highly recommend anyone looking to host a unique event in a beautiful, renowned place and excellent service, to consider the IMSS.
Associate Director of Alumni Relations Office of Advancement
School of Public Health, The University of Illinois at Chicago
The Society of Architectural Historians hosted a series of lectures in the fall of 2014 at the International Museum of Surgical Science. We had planned to host these at our own headquarters, but due to water damage from a flood, we had to quickly find a venue to relocate these lectures. The Museum was quick to respond and graciously accommodated three (3) evening lectures for approximately 40 attendees, with their 2nd floor lecture room, along with the needed audio/visual equipment. The lecture room we used, adjacent to the Library, was perfect for these events and the brief reception we hosted prior to each lecture. We were grateful that the Museum was able to share their historic building with us!
Director of Membership
Society of Architectural Historians
When planning our Chicago book event, it was important to us to choose a venue that was truly unique to the city. The International Museum of Surgical Science was an ideal fit–their space is absolutely stunning and their collection is incredible. The Hall of Immortals was a dramatic and impactful setting for our presentation and our guests were thrilled by the opportunity to explore the museum after hours. Throughout the planning process IMSS’s staff were communicative and accommodating and worked closely with us to develop a special program for the night and create a memorable experience for our guests. We were thoroughly impressed by Collin’s intelligent and engaging presentation of materials from the museum’s collection and Justina’s knowledge of the landmarked building’s history. The event was a great success for our company and our guests and we highly recommend working with the International Museum of Surgical Science! You won’t find a more beautiful, historical and unique venue to work with and the fact that they are so personable and accommodating is just the icing on the cake!
Director of Events