The Newberry 125: A Cartographic Tour

Center for the History of Cartography Programs
Chicago Map Society Meeting
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Diane Dillon and Bob Karrow

What’s a quasquicentennial? These and other questions about the Newberry Library, its history, and its map collection will be answered at this month’s meeting. Current and past Newberry staff will lead a guided tour of some of the intriguing, beautiful, and historically significant books, maps, manuscripts, art, and artifacts that the library has collected over its 125 years. The tour will, of course, place special emphasis on the many maps in the celebratory exhibition currently on display at the Newberry. Come and join us for a festive evening of exploration.

Cost and registration information: 

Meetings are open to the public. We do, however, ask for a $5 donation from non–Map-Society members to help support program costs, which are covered by members’ annual dues.