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Newberry Library Guided Tour & Lunch

Newberry Library Guided Tour & Lunch

Newberry Library front steps with peopleJoin CHPV for a small group outing to Newberry Library. View a recording of the conversation Understanding Race: Past and Present and enjoy a private tour of the special exhibition Seeing Race Before Race with a Newberry guide. We will then have some free time for you to visit other Newberry exhibits, the library, and the book store on your own before we go as group to a nearby restaurant for a pay-on-your-own luncheon.

Registration and Prepayment Required
This is a paid event; registration and payment required in advance. $10.00 per person; limited to 15 people. Open to CHPV Members, non-members & friends. A Waitlist is established in case of cancellations. CHPV Members must log in during registration to avoid non-member fee.

Etchings of six figures from Newberry exhibition Seeing Race Before RaceSchedule
9:50 — Arrive; meet in the lobby
10:00 — Viewing of Understanding Race: Past and Present (Second Floor Classroom; you may leave your coats in the room)
11:00 — Guided tour of Seeing Race Before Race (First Floor Galleries)
12:00 — Time on your own to visit the galleries, reading rooms, and bookshop
12:45 — Meet back in the lobby to depart for lunch
1:00 — Lunch at Doc B's Restaurant (Gold Coast), 100 East Walton Street. Order off the menu and pay own tab. Plan ahead and view the menu online.

Arrival Instructions
Arrive on your own or arrange for transportation (see Getting There below). Meet in the Newberry Library lobby no later than 9:50.

Visit Newberry's Accessibility page for details. Doc B's Restaurant front entrance requires the use of stairs.

Newberry offers validation for discounted parking at 100 West Chestnut Street. Visit the Newberry FAQ page for more parking and transportation information.

Getting There
On Your Own. Visit the Newberry FAQ page for directions. View CTA trip planner for public transportation information.
CHPV Members may also request transportation. Please make your request as early as possible and no later than 4pm Thursday, October 26.
Call 773-363-1933 or email

Safety Precautions
• The safety of our community members is of utmost importance.
• If you are experiencing Covid-19, flu, or cold symptoms and/or are not feeling well, please refrain from participating in CHPV in-person activities. Please contact us if you are compelled to cancel due to illness.
• CHPV strongly recommends wearing a face mask when not actively eating or drinking.
• CHPV strongly encourages all persons attending in-person events to receive their COVID-19 Bivalent and flu vaccinations. If your vaccinations are up-to-date, please complete the CHPV COVID-19 Bivalent and Flu Vaccination Record.

Email with your questions.

If you are not a member of CHPV and have been enjoying our programs and services, please consider joining now! Membership starts as low as $100 annually.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 10:00 AM until 2:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610
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