The Chicago Map Fair will take place at the historic Newberry Library.

60 W. Walton St. Chicago, IL


Friday: 5PM - 7:30PM         Preview Night Cocktail Reception $50 if ordered by March 31st                                                                                                                        $65 if ordered April 1st or later

Saturday: 10AM – 6PM     Adults: $10                                                                                                                                                       Seniors (65+) & Students (w/ID): $5                                                                                                             Kids (12 & Under): FREE

Sunday: 10AM - 4PM          Adults: $10                                                                                                                                                      Seniors (65+) & Students (w/ID): $5                                                                                                            Kids (12 & Under): FREE

  • Preview Night tickets include FREE admission for the rest of the weekend. General admission tickets purchased on Saturday are also good for entry on Sunday.

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The Chicago Map Fair is sponsored by the History in Your Hands Foundation (HIYHF), a non-profit organization with a mission to provide classrooms with authentic, historical objects in an effort to help foster a more enriched learning experience.  For more information about the History in Your Hands Foundation, visit our website at


The lecture series portion of the Chicago Map Fair will be sponsored by the Chicago Map Society.  The Chicago Map Society is the oldest map society in North America, and has held monthly meetings at The Newberry since 1976. The society occasionally sponsors field trips to view local private and institutional collections; they have published several books that feature cartography in the Chicago area, and often provide speakers for area cartographic events. More information can be found on their website,

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