Modern Language Association
The Newberry: Behind-the-Scenes and Exhibition Tours

Friday, 10 January 2014

Join Newberry staff members for a unique, two-part excursion to Chicago’s internationally recognized independent humanities library. Enjoy a curator-led tour of the exhibition Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North, partake in a private behind-the-scenes tour of the library’s reading rooms and research areas, and learn about the Newberry’s history, collections, conservation practices, and fellowships. More information about this tour can be found here.

10:15 a.m. – Shuttle bus departs from the Chicago Marriott.

10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon – Tour of the exhibition and behind-the-scenes tour of the library. Excursion group will be split into two smaller groups, with both tours running concurrently.

12:00 noon–12:25 p.m. – Time to visit the gift shop or continue viewing the exhibition.

12:30 p.m. – Shuttle bus departs from the library to return to the Chicago Marriott by 1:00 p.m. Excursion participants are welcome to stay until the library closes at 5:00 p.m. and take public transportation or walk back to the hotel.

Cost: $30 per person (donation to the library is included); one paid guest allowed per convention registrant.

Participants must be 16 or older.

Registration deadline: 6 December 2013

There is a twenty-person minimum for this event. If fewer than twenty people register by 6 December, this event will be canceled and all payments refunded.

Preregistration is required; attendance is limited to thirty people.

Cancellations received after 6 December will not be refunded.

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