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Washington Map Society - NYC Field Trip and Coming Events
- Subject: Washington Map Society - NYC Field Trip and Coming Events
- From: "Washington Map Society (Programs)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 22:28:38 -0400
1. THE NEXT MEETING - A FIELD TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY:
The tenth event of the Washington Map Society 2000-2001 program year will
be held on Saturday April 21, 2001, beginning at 10 AM. In New York we
will join members of the New York Map Society for a visit to the New York
Public Library's (NYPL) (March 9 - May 19) exhibit: "Heading West: Mapping
the Territory." "A place is not discovered until it is mapped." For the
American West the mapping took decades and continues today. This exhibition
depicts the evolution from an imagined West to a recorded West through maps
ranging from 1540 to 1900. It is organized in five sections, which
illustrate how the West was imagined, explored, settled, mined, and
traveled. Heading West, which is drawn primarily from the Map Division's
6,000 sheet maps and atlases of the American West, includes military maps
of various Indian territories; geological and railroad reconnaissance
surveys; government maps conveniently citing locations of gold, silver,
quicksilver, and coal; maps of land grants and military reservations; maps
of the gold rush lands; city plans; early maps of national parks; and
explorers' maps. For a look at the exhibit in advance of the trip, see
<http://www.nypl.org/west> and be sure to click all around that site for
all the possibilities.
Meet at 10 AM at the Gottesman Exhibition Gallery of the NYPL (5th Avenue
and 42nd Street) and enjoy the exhibit. Alice Hudson, member of the
Washington Map Society, Head of the NYPL Map Division, and Curator of the
exhibit, will be there. We will stay at the exhibit until about noon (but
you can stay longer or return in the afternoon, if desired. The Library
will be open until 6 PM).
After lunch (on your own or with friends), those wishing will proceed to
the annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair (Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue
& 67th Street). You will find there an impressive assemblage of book
dealers and may map dealers too. This Fair is open Friday from noon to 8
PM, Saturday Noon to 7PM, and Sunday from 11AM to 5 PM. So you can come
early or stay into Sunday. See their site at
New York City map dealers can be open by appointment. We will leave that
Other events: let your imagination soar. Theater (see
<www.playbill.com> and remember many tickets are available at the Half
Price Ticket Booth in Times Square), museums, restaurants.
Maybe spend the night.
Travel can be by various means: shuttle by air, train (AAA members get a
ten percent discount), drive with friends.
The Washington Map Society Point-of-Contact for this field trip is John
Docktor. Please contact him if you are planning to attend.
Phone 717-846-8995 fax 717-846-8996 email@example.com
2. IN THE FUTURE:
Apr 26 FIELD TRIP to the National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.
"Development of the 7th Edition of the National Geographic World Atlas."
May 17 Annual Dinner and President's Presentation at the Capitol Hill
Club. John Greene's topic is "Maps with a Message: Scherer's Theology in
Thematic Maps." We will also recognize the 50th issue of 'The Portolan' and
the editors of the journal. The Capitol Hill Club was the site of our very
successful and popular dinner event in May 1999. It is directly behind the
Library of Congress's Madison Building and across the street from METRO
(Capitol South Station).
Meetings are open to members and non-members alike, without charge (there
is a charge for the dinner event). For further information, contact Tom
Sander, program chairman, at 703-426-2880, or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas F. Sander
Vice President (Programs)
Washington Map Society
P.O. Box 10793
Burke, VA 22009-0793
phone (703) 426-2880
fax (703) 426-2881
Portolan Web Site <http://users.supernet.com/pages/jdocktor/portolan.htm>
Washington Map Society Web Site
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