5:45 - 7:45 pm
Worried that 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. Selected primary source readings will further inform our discussions about what life was really like for early Chicagoans.
Ginger Frere, MLS, is a reference librarian and researcher. Matt Rutherford, MLS, is Curator of Genealogy and Local History at the Newberry.
Selected readings will be available in a choice of two formats; please indicate your preference when you register:
- a free, electronic copy; or
- a course packet, which will be distributed and purchased at the first session. It will cost approximately $15-25 (cash or check accepted).
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Four sessions, $160.