April 20, 2017 Meeting

April 20, 2017, 6:00 PM (NOTE:  This is the CORRECT date.  Elsewhere it had been incorrectly reported).

Ed Redmond, Specialist of Cartographic Reference and Curator of the Vault Collections in the Geography & Map Division of the Library of Congress, will present “George Washington’s Manuscript Maps and Surveys: 1748-1799.”  In addition to his service in the Virginia Regiment, the Continental Army, and as President of the United States, George Washington was a prodigious map maker and consumer of geographic information.  This talk will focus on George Washington’s early professional land surveys (1748-1752) as well maps Washington prepared for his personal land speculation activities (1769-1799).