Dinner Program | 200 Years of Great Melvilliana | Will Hansen

  • 02/20/2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Newberry Library - Ruggles Hall
  • 16


  • Program only, does not include the meal.
  • Speaker and speaker's guest; event administrator, A/V technician


2019 is the bicentenary year for Herman Melville, the author of Moby-Dick and other classics of American literature. Will Hansen, curator of the Newberry Library exhibition “Melville: Finding America at Sea,” will share some of the fascinating stories behind a few of his favorite books in the exhibition. From fine press to pulp paperbacks, from seafaring to self-taught artists, and from black tulips to white whales, this presentation promises to have something for every collector. The evening will begin with a curated tour of the exhibition.

February Dinner: Newberry Library, 60 West Walton. Nearby parking available. The evening will follow this order: Curated tour/Social gathering 5-6:15 pm; program at 6:15 pm; three-course buffet dinner immediately to follow. Beverages available with coupon, $2-5. Three-course buffet dinner with vegetarian options, $63. The program is free and open to the public.

Reservations for program only or program dinner combination must be received no later than NOON on Monday, February 18. Payment will be required for dinner reservations cancelled after that time and for no-shows. Reserve at caxtonclub.org; 312-255-3710; or caxtonclub@newberry.org.


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

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710