It Didn’t All Go Up in Flames: Exploring Pre-Fire Chicago at the Newberry

Thursday, September 19, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Thursdays, September 19 – October 10

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by Ginger Frere and Matt Rutherford

Think the Fire burned your chances of discovering what Chicago was like in its early days? Think again! Join us as we explore a gold mine of pre-Fire treasures, many drawn from the Newberry’s collections, including maps, diaries, church records, newspapers, and sheet music. Primary source readings will further inform our discussions about what life was really like for early Chicagoans.

Ginger Frere, M.L.S., is a reference librarian and researcher. Matt Rutherford, M.L.S., is Curator of Genealogy and Local History at the Newberry.

Materials List
Course packet, to be purchased in class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

Four sessions, $180.
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