Chicago’s Festival of Maps – a citywide celebration of geography and maps

Kicking off on November 2nd, over 25 institutions around the city of Chicago will be participating in the Festival of Maps, which will include exhibitions, lectures, displays and other events continuing well into 2008. Some of the participating institutions include the Field Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Newberry Library, the Adler Planetarium and even the Brookfield Zoo.

We will be in Chicago for a conference in mid-November, so we will do our best to get some coverage of the Festival, which is a really amazing celebration of geography, cartography, and the history of mapping.

If you’re going to be in Chicago, you can get more information on the participating institutions and events at the Festival of Maps website.