Caxton On the Move October 2017

  • 10/06/2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • 10/07/2017
  • 8:00 PM
  • University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign


  • Guest of Club
  • Caxton Club member reservation

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Caxton on the Move: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

On October 6-7 we are traveling to join our many friends at the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign.

Friday, October 6

4:30 pm: Visit the Rare Book and Manuscript Library; advance requests for special viewings will be honored.

6:30 pm:  Open House and Reception at the Main Library

8:00 pm:  Dinner at Timpone's

Saturday, October 7

9:30 am:  Bus departs from Hilton Garden Inn

9:45 am:  Guided tour of the Gwendolyn Brooks exhibit at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library

11:15 am:  Krannert Art Museum - Guided tour by curator Maureen Warren of exhibit "Coveting Nature Art, Collecting and Natural History in Early Modern Europe"

1:30 pm:  Tour the High-Density Storage Facility and the Preservation and Conservation Lab

3:45 pm:  Joan Friedman, private collector and fellow Caxtonian, will open her home for a tour of her remarkable collection and a substantial catered buffet and reception.

7:30 pm: Bus returns to Hilton Garden Inn

Cost for this event (excluding hotel) is $125.

Accommodations:  You must make your own reservations. A limited number of rooms (king with continental breakfast) have been set aside at the Hilton Garden Inn for Friday and Saturday nights, at the rate of $161 per night plus tax.  To receive this rate, phone the hotel at (217)352-9970 and mention our code CAXTON.

RSVP is required. Reservations must be made with Jackie Vossler and received by September 25. Please email or call 312-266-8825 to make a reservation.


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

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710