Join us this Saturday at 9:30 for the monthly Genealogy and Local History Orientation. This event is especially helpful for those new to genealogical research or new to research at the Newberry. After the orient ion, stay and start your research in the General Reading Room where the reference staff will be available to assist you.
At 1pm, the Chicago Genealogical Society and the Newberry present Chicago’s Greatest Year: 1893, an author talk by Joseph Gustaitis.
There is an almost endless list of achievements that took place in Chicago in 1893. Chicago’s most important skyscraper was completed in 1893, and Frank Lloyd opened his office in the same year. African American physician and Chicagoan Daniel Hale Williams performed one of the first known open-heart surgeries in 1893. Sears and Roebuck was incorporated and William Wrigley invented Juicy Fruit gum that year. Find out about these and other Chicago achievements during a presentation by Joseph Gustaitis.
Joseph Gustaitis is a freelance writer and editor living in Chicago. He is the author of many articles in the popular history field. After working as an editor at Collier’s Year Book, he became the humanities editor for Collier’s Encyclopedia. He has also worked in television and won an Emmy Award for writing for ABC-TV’s FYI program.