Events at New World Cartographic
New World Cartographic is a 1,300 sq ft. antique map and print gallery in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, IL. We are typically open during the monthly 2nd Friday Open Gallery Nights, but we also host events of our own. Find information on all our upcoming events, fairs and trade shows we attend on this page or follow us on social media.
All staff at New World Cartographic is fully vaccinated! This means we will resume running events at our gallery for the foreseeable future!
Friday, December 17th, | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for an evening of antique maps, prints, and ephemera with a focus on the history of Chicago and the Mid-West.
From the early days of French fur trappers and local natives meeting in this region once known as Che-ka-gou, through the era of settlers in the Northwest Territory, the Great Chicago Fire, two World's Fairs, and mayhem of the roaring 1920s and 1930s, there was a wide range of maps and prints produced that illustrate the rich history of Chicago.
This event will include a lecture by Curtis Wright titled "Outwards and Upwards - The Growth of Chicago Through Maps." In his talk, Mr. Wright will explore the growth of Chicago using maps; from its inauspicious beginnings on Lake Michigan to its development as a global leader in manufacturing and logistics.
Doors Open: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Lecture w/ Q & A: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Doors Close: 10:00 pm
New World Cartographic | 1932 S. Halsted St. #200 Chicago, IL 60608