Chicago Open Archives event: All of Chicago’s a stage. Home to over 75 theater collections, CPL is the premiere library for Chicago’s rich theater history. Come “play” on our stage and enjoy a selection of treasures including playbills, costume designs, photographs, original scripts and set designs. You might recognize a few actors from before they were stars. Join us any time during our Open House hours on Saturday, October 8 between 10 AM and 1 PM, as well as our special talk from 11:30 AM to 12 PM.
The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. Registration for the talk is not necessary, but is encouraged. This event is free of charge.
The Chicago Public Library opened its doors January 1, 1873. Special Collections at Harold Washington Library Center features significant and unique archives about Chicago, with a focus on the city's neighborhoods, local theaters, the 1893 and 1933 World's Fairs, Mayor Harold Washington and Chicago parks, as well as rare books and Illinois in the Civil War.