Philadelphia Map Society

Dear Philadelphia Map Society,

Be sure to mark your calendars for these Spring 2019 map events. We appreciate that Dr. Larry Tise will dazzle us with his map research in April and please note we have added a June event at Winterthur Museum and Gardens, with sincere thanks to organizational powerhouse Mary Anne Eves:


Wed., April 3, 2019 at HSP 5:30 to 7:30 PM: Dr. Larry E. Tise, Historian, East Carolina University, will present "How Maps Made America."  Larry has researched both manuscript and printed maps generated by explorers, surveyors, and real estate promoters ranging from the earliest European ventures to North America to the locations of river dams and transportation systems in the twentieth century.  He will share with us some of his unusual discoveries, including the origins of hand-colored engraved maps beginning in the 16th century.  Dinner will follow and we hope Larry will be our guest.

Sat., June 22, 10 to 11:30 AM at Winterthur Museum and Gardens outside Wilmington, DE: Meeting in the Brown Center there, Lori Schnick, who works alongside Linda Eirhart, Director of Horticulture and Curator of Plants, will demonstrate how digital mapping is used to manage their exemplary gardens. Lunch in the Visitor Center and optional garden tour are possibilities for the afternoon. 

Looking ahead: We would like to host an event next year looking closely at mapping tools documenting climate change. Please let me know if you have ideas on whom we should consult for real time mapping.
With warm wishes,

Barbara Drebing Kauffman