These small plates of metal are called survey markers, or benchmarks, and they are put in place by surveyors to mark important points on the Earth’s surface. [Read more…] about Adirondack Survey Markers: A Conservation Minute
“Mapping the Adirondacks” will open the museum’s newest exhibit, featuring more than 18 military, political and romance maps from its collection, some on display for the first time. [Read more…] about Adirondack Mapping Exhibit in Ticonderoga, Program Planned
Created by the New Amsterdam History (NAHC) Center, Mapping Early New York, is digital map with a time-slider linked to information from the Castello Plan of 1660.
The database includes information on families from detailed sources and connected with map features, particularly tax parcels. [Read more…] about New Website Maps 1660 New York
Three dozen dealers from more than a half dozen states, from Minnesota to the Carolinas, be in Rochester October 19, to offer a trove of biblio-treasures including rare, collectible, first edition and scholarly titles as well as prints, maps, photographica, illuminated manuscripts and collectible ephemera.
Dealer inventories embrace a broad breadth of subject categories: art, advertising, politics, religion, sociology and psychology, medicine and science fiction, mystery and cooking are among the centuries of printed culture to be on view. [Read more…] about 47th Annual Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair Oct 19th
What role do maps play in making empires?
Christian Koot is a Professor of History at Towson University and the author of A Biography of a Map in Motion: Augustine Herrman’s Chesapeake (NYU Press, 2017). Christian has researched and written two books about the seventeenth-century Anglo-Dutch World go better understand empires and how they are made. He joins us in this episode of Ben Franklin’s World to take us through his research and to share what one specific map, Augustine Herrman’s 1673 map Virginia and Maryland, reveals about empire and empire making. [Read more…] about Mapping Empire in the Chesapeake
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), has received a $60,500 grant from the Digitizing Hidden Collections program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. [Read more…] about Adirondack Museum Grant Will Digitize Maps, Photos
Museum Educator Patrick Reynolds is set to discuss a variety of maps from the region using modern geo-spatial technology to overlay older maps onto current maps of the Rome area, on Wednesday, September 12th at the Oneida County History Center.
County atlas’s and Sanborn fire insurance maps will be discussed as a tool for researchers as well as some recently uncovered maps found at the Rome Historical Society. This program takes place in the History Center’s main gallery. Doors open at 5 pm, presentation begins at 5:30 pm. [Read more…] about Rome, NY Map History Talk Sept 12th
Museum Educator Patrick Reynolds is set to discuss a variety of maps of the region using modern geospatial technology to overlay these maps onto current maps of the area on June 21 at 7 pm at the Rome Historical Society.
County Atlas’ and Sanborn fire insurance maps will be discussed as a tool for researchers as well as some recently uncovered maps found during work on improvements to permanent Rome Historical Society exhibits. [Read more…] about Early Maps of Rome NY Presentation Set
Did you know that maps have social lives? Maps facilitate a lot of different social and political relationships between people and nations. And they did a lot of this work for Americans throughout the early American past.
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Martin Brückner, a Professor of English at the University of Delaware, joins us to discuss early American maps and early American mapmaking with details from his book The Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860 (Omohundro Institute, 2017). You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/177
A new online tool, Mapping the Record, which allows visitors to search an index of articles from New York’s oldest (and largest) genealogical publication, The Record and return map-based results, has been launched by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B).
The project is currently in beta phase, and contains articles published from 1870 to 2018. [Read more…] about NYG&B Announces ‘The Record’ Genealogy Map Search