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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

E.g., 10/19/2017
E.g., 10/19/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Led by Teresa McMillin. Four sessions, 1 - 3 pm.
Learn how to research your immigrant ancestor’s German origins in this course, which will guide you through the process of researching a German immigrant using United States sources.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.
This seminar has been cancelled.
This seminar is the sixth class in the Fundamentals of Genealogy Series.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Led by Jill Gage. Four sessions, 10 am - noon.
2017 marks the 400th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a time in which books had enormous impact. But how exactly were books made, and who made them?
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session, 9 am - noon.
This seminar is the fifth class in the Fundamentals of Genealogy Series.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Led by Harrison Sherrod. Five sessions, 6 - 7:45 pm.
Star Wars remains one of the most universally beloved stories of all time, transcending boundaries of age, place, and even political persuasion.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Led by Karen Stanbary. Two sessions, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
This seminar provides a hands-on, in-depth exploration of the many tools available via the free-third party website GEDmatch.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Led by Debra Mancoff. One session, 10 am - 1 pm.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Have you wondered why brides wear white? Why bridal gowns are swathed in lace? Why lilies and orange blossoms scent bridal bouquets? This one-day seminar will look at the most famous “Princess Brides” of the last century…
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Led by Karen Stanbary. Two sessions, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Genome Mate Pro is powerful organizational and analysis software to use with autosomal DNA results to solve genealogical problems.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Led by Jeff Nigro & John Nygro. One session, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
As a woman ruler in a man’s world, Queen Elizabeth I turned perceived disadvantages into strengths by inspiring the greatest creative talents of the English Renaissance.