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Decision 1920: A Return to “Normalcy”
Nov 22
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Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Decision 1920: A Return to “Normalcy”


In this free Newberry Library exhibition, you are a voter faced with making an important choice in a moment of profound change. A global war followed by a worldwide pandemic brought the United States into a closer relationship with the rest of the world. On the home front, national prohibition and women’s suffrage campaigns have reached their end. Unrest surrounding race, immigration, and the economy continue to highlight persistent challenges dating back to the founding of the republic. Voter — What direction do you choose? Forward into a new decade or a return to the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century? Learn about the issues, meet the candidates, experience the campaigns, and cast your ballot. Decision 1920 offers a choice where the stakes are big and the consequences real.

The exhibition is free and open to the public Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 4 pm. Face masks are required at all times. We also require social distancing.

For groups of 3-6 people: Please email exhibitions@newberry.org to schedule your visit. Please notify us at least one day in advance of your visit.

Newberry Library is located at 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610. Phone: (312) 943-9090. Directions to the library are found here: www.newberry.org/directions

Parking: We validate parking at the 100 West Chestnut Street garage (on Clark Street). $11 (0-6 hours), $13 (6-8 hours), and $35 (8-24 hours). Metered parking is also available on area streets.


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