The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library.
Browne’s Pseudodoxia Epidemica, first printed in 1646, is an early modern ‘mythbusters’ that dismantles fables and superstitions about science, culture, and religion.
5:30 reception, 6 pm program
From the colony at Jamestown to John Winthrop’s “City on a Hill”, the story of America’s founding is one of migrants and migrations, of colonizers and the colonized, of households and servitude and slavery, and of the freedom all craved and some found.
Michele and Pete Willmott, 2015 Newberry Library Award Dinner Co-chairs, and the Newberry’s Board of Trustees invite you to the Annual Award Dinner honoring Stacy Schiff.
Who doesn’t accumulate new stacks of catalogs, advertising flyers, business cards, and mementos each year? The Newberry is certainly no exception. Often overlooked in our daily lives, these pieces of ephemera offer glimpses into the past, showing us not only how printing technology and design aesthetics have evolved through the years, but also how our lives have changed.