The Chicago Map Society typically meets at The Newberry on the third Thursday of every month during the academic year (September through May). Meetings start at 5:30 p.m. with a social half-hour, followed by an hour presentation on a cartographic subject of interest to our membership. Our meetings are open to the public, but to help defray expenses, non-members are asked for a small donation at the door. If you are unfamiliar with The Newberry, which is located on the near north side of Chicago, here are directions.
The list below details the upcoming meetings of the Chicago Map Society, as well as an occasional event that is of especial importance to our membership.
John Docktor maintains calendars of map society meetings and cartographic exhibitions worldwide, both of which are available at Cartographic Calendars. For information on the events held by Wisconsin Map Society, our sister organization ninety miles to the north, please visit their website by clicking here.
June Meeting of the Chicago Map Society
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:30 PM
Title: Highlights of the the Barry MacLean Collection: Field Trip to the MacLean Collection
Speaker: Tom Hall
Location: MacLean Collection, Green Oaks, Ill
Please join us at what is becoming an annual event—a field trip to the McLean Map Collection, which is in Chicago’s northern suburbs and is one of the largest privately-held collections of maps in the world. This year will be a special treat, as map curator Tom Hall will introduce us to some of the highlights of the collection.