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"Crossings: Mapping American Journeys"
Thursday, February 24, 2022

6 - 7:30 pm

By Invitation Only
Events for Donors

In appreciation of their generous support of the Newberry, Newberry Associates at the Humanists level and above, President’s Fellows, and other select Newberry supporters are invited to the exhibition opening of Crossings: Mapping American Journeys.

Crossings invites visitors to take four historic routes across the United States by recreating journeys along the country’s borders, across the continent’s interior, and up and down the Mississippi River. These cross-country paths have been in use for centuries whether by water, railroad, car, or airplane. Crossings: Mapping American Journeys explores the impact of these paths and how they have shaped our nation.

Crossings: Mapping American Journeys is generously supported by Rand McNally, The National Endowment for the Humanities, Jossy and Ken Nebenzahl, and Andrew and Jeanine McNally.

Interested in becoming a member of the Newberry and receiving invitations to future donor events? Contact Vince Firpo, Director of Individual Giving, at (312) 255-3599 or learn more online.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Newberry for this special event. We’ve updated our COVID-19 visitor policy, following new guidance from public health officials. Please read the following closely while planning your visit. Thank you for your understanding as we take measures to ensure a safe environment.


  • Masks are required at all times.
  • All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The CDC’s definition of full vaccination can be found here. You will be asked to certify that you are fully vaccinated when registering for this event.
  • You may be asked to show proof of vaccination when attending this event. Proof of vaccination can include a physical vaccine card, a photocopy of the card, a digital record or app on your phone, or a printed record from a vaccine provider. A valid photo ID is required.
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