June 2017 Luncheon Meeting

  • 06/09/2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


  • Event Administrator
  • Registrant will pay ULC directly for meal

Registration is closed

Donald Terras

“On A Far Seen Light - Confessions of a Pharologist”

Nope. Don’t come expecting to hear about the rulers of ancient Egypt. Instead, you’ll be joining Donald J. Terras, Director of Evanston’s Grosse Point Lighthouse National Landmark and author of Lighthouses of Chicago Harbor and The Grosse Point Lightouse. He will take you on a generously illustrated excursion through time as he reveals the history and lore surrounding one of the North Shore’s most recognizable structures from Illinois’ often forgotten maritime past. Drawing on more than 34 years of award-winning writing, teaching and interpreting, he’ll intersperse his presentation with personal anecdotes (hold it, you live in a lighthouse?) … making this particularly illuminating luncheon a genuine keeper!

Payment for reservations made by phone or e-mail (phone 312-255-3710;  email caxtonclub@newberry.org) will be collected at the event, cash or check only.  Caxton Club members may register in advance and pay with Paypal at this Web address (http://thecaxtonclub.onefireplace.com).  No on-line cancellations.


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710