Rocky Mountain Map Society Map Month 2017
Denver Public Library
Dates: Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2017
To increase your enjoyment of Map Month, the Western History Department of the Denver Public Library will have an exhibit of original and extraordinary maps on the 5th floor, which illustrate the power of art used in maps. "The Art in Maps" exhibit runs from April 3 - June 2, 2017.
RMMS plans to have a mid-summer reception for RMMS Members and their guests, with a private showing of a prominent member's personal map collection. Details [TBD]
Map Exhibit at CU-Boulder
Concurrent with "Map Month," an exhibit, Native American Geographies, will feature maps from CU's collection and works on paper by Melanie Yazzie from the Boulder Department of Art and Art History.
Dates: May 1 - July 7, 2017
Location: Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library, Benson Earth Sciences Building, 2200 Colorado Avenue, Boulder
Chet Van Duzer will be co-organizing an international conference next year with Lauren Beck:
"Canada before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping"
Dates: November 13-14, 2017
Location: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Description: The conference foregrounds the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in 1867 with a look at the early exploration and mapping of the territory that now forms the country.
For further information, contact Lauren Beck, email@example.com, or Chet Van Duzer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the dates!
RMMS has been invited to chair the Society for the History of Discoveries (SHD) conference in Denver on September 20-22, 2018. The SHD conference formally opens Thursday evening with a reception, followed by SHD's program on Friday and Saturday morning. Stay tuned for further details.
Lorraine Sherry, Secretary/Webmaster