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.
smitten for sweets: A Season of Treats at the Fairmont
This holiday season we are smitten for sweets at the Fairmont Chicago. A grown-up’s holiday dream come true, we have taken your favorite holiday cookies and turned them into cocktails in THE BAR. Or, visit Columbus Tap where life revolves around the philosophy everything is better with beer and pair... Read moreRead more
Stay Longer in Illinois
The Magnificent Mile is one of the most famous avenues in the world – but that’s just a glimpse of the unrivaled architecture, shopping and culture to be found in and around Chicago. While you're here, step beyond the sidewalks of Michigan Avenue to experience more of Illinois.Read more Read more