An independent research library specializing in the humanities, the Newberry has been free and open to the public since 1887.An independent research library specializing in the humanities, the Newberry has been free and open to the public since 1887. The Newberry’s public programming reflects the subject strengths of its collection of 1.5 million books, 5 million manuscript pages, and 500,000 maps. Recent exhibitions have explored civilian life during the Civil War, Chicago’s complicated relationship with World War I, and the many ways love has been expressed in letters, music, Valentines, and even maps throughout the past 500 years of human history.
Out (and About) for Pride Month
There's no time like Summer in Chicago, and there's more than warm weather to celebrate this month. If you are looking for fun things to do during Pride Month beyond the festival in Boystown and the famous (and original!) Pride Parade, head downtown to The Magnificent Mile. Read moreRead more
Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago and Beyond
From the gothic spires of the Tribune Tower to the limestone parapets of the Chicago Water Tower, The Magnificent Mile is home to some of the world's most dazzling architecture. But that's just a sample of the beautiful architecture to be found in Chicago, where many of the innovations in... Read moreRead more
Get Festival Ready with PANDORA!
Summertime is festival time! Whether you are going to Coachella or Lollapalooza or imagining you are, be inspired by iconic festival styles this season. At work or play, you can look and feel free-spirited instantly by layering our brand-new necklaces in sterling silver and leather. Read moreRead more