The exhibit highlights both the benefits and challenges they experienced while traveling as Black women during the Jim Crow era.
A new exhibit and programming series at the Newberry Library looks at the ties between the revolutionary histories of the U.S. and countries across Latin America.
Find out what the hit Netflix series gets right — and wrong — about gossip in the 1800s when Newberry Library scholars host a lighthearted virtual chat this week.
In November 1920, change was in the air as the country geared up for a presidential election in the wake of a global pandemic and racial unrest. Sound familiar? We check out “Decision 1920” at the Newberry Library.
The Newberry’s collection of vintage valentines is spreading old-fashioned romance across the internet.
As one of Chicago’s oldest and most prestigious institutions unveils a new look, it also looks back at an event that transformed the city.
On the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s dramatic challenge to the Catholic Church, two local exhibitions reveal the astonishing impact of the Reformation.
A new exhibition at the Newberry Library features a rarely seen collection of work by a Chicago-area photographer who documented the history of small communities founded by former slaves after the Civil War.
Learn about a major Shakespeare exhibit at the Newberry Library and get an exclusive look at some rare artifacts that didn’t make the cut.
The runaway hit musical "Hamilton" premieres Tuesday in Chicago, but the Founding Father has been well represented here for a long time. We show you some original artifacts pertaining to Alexander Hamilton.
A political cartoon from the Newberry Library’s John T. McCutcheon collection depicts interviews with various voters about their thoughts concerning the 1936 election. Sentiments expressed then mirror opinions of today’s political landscape. Peruse the political cartoons.
'Civil War to Civil Rights' Covers More than 200 Years
From Jean Baptiste DuSable to Black Lives Matter, the new exhibit "Civil War to Civil Rights" traces the history of struggles and triumphs of Chicago's African-American community.
Stock up on caffeine at CoffeeCon to keep you fueled for a weekend agenda that includes animal adoptions, cocktail celebrations, book browsing and commemoration of a defining moment in Chicago history.
Stomp, Love on Paper, and the Lakeview Polar Plunge; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.
The Civil War is remembered through art and literature that capture the American spirit on the Northern home front. We revisit a preview of The Newberry Library's exhibit, Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North. A book of the same title is a companion volume to the collaborative exhibition. Read an excerpt.
A Rising Sun and a Setting Sun Illuminated the War
An exhibition explores the visual culture of the Northern home front during the Civil War.