Member Holiday Gala | Newberry

Member Holiday Gala

Wing Modern Ms Middleton Box Christmas Cards, 1943

The Chicago Map Society's December Meeting
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Social half hour and Silent Auction at 5:30pm, presentations begin at 6 pm

Ruggles and Baskes

CMS Members
Open to the Public
Center for the History of Cartography Programs
Chicago Map Society Meeting

We hope that you will join us for our annual Holiday Gala, which will feature an especially full smorgasbord of holiday treats for your dining and drinking pleasure. We will continue our tradition of pairing this party with our “Members’ Night,” which allows our members to showcase a special item in their personal collections. In the past, we’ve enjoyed hearing about maps, atlases, globes, and “cartifacts”—old, new, borrowed, and blue (yes, we have seen blueprints). You will be given five to ten minutes to talk about your item, which we can display on an easel; you may also use the projector to make a PowerPoint presentation or display a pdf image.

The Holiday Gala will also include a Silent Auction of any items that you may wish to donate to the Society—the full value of which is tax-deductible! To help us assemble our program, please email us by December 12 with details about any item you would like to present to the group and/or donate for the auction.

Cost and Registration Information 

Our meetings are open to the public, but to help defray expenses, non-members are asked for a small donation at the door.