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

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Room B91


Think the Fire burned your chances for 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. Selected primary source readings will further inform our discussions about what life was 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.

(four sessions, $135).