The Rocky Mountain Map Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and appreciation of maps and other items of cartographic interest. The Society was formed in 1991 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Most meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at the Denver Public Library, 5th Floor, Gates Room, at 5:30 PM.

Saturday March 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM: Joint RMMS/OCTA Symposium -- "Trails to the Shining Mountains" at Four Mile Historic Park


Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA)
Colorado-Cherokee Trail Chapter


"Trails to the Shining Mountains" is a Saturday morning symposium co-sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Map Society and the Oregon-California Trails Association Colorado Cherokee Trail Chapter. It will take place on March 7th from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM at Four Mile Historic Park, 715 South Forest Street, Denver, Colorado. There will be a private pre-symposium reception at the Philadelphia Print Shop West on Friday evening March 6th for RMMS and OCTA members.

The reception and symposium are free to all current members of RMMS and OCTA. Click here for RMMS Membership.
For registration, RSVP by March 1 for both events:
Click on OCTA Symposium or call 303-460-9503.

The Saturday morning program will include four speakers:

  • Robert Lowdermilk, a Trustee of Four Mile Historic Park: Welcome Presentation.
  • Tom Noel: "The South Platte River Road." Tom Noel is Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Denver.
  • Wesley A. Brown: "How the 1859 Gold Rush Put Colorado on the Map." Wes Brown is the founder of the Rocky Mountain Map Society.
  • Christopher Lane: "Maps of the Ways West." Chris Lane is the owner of Philadelphia Print Shop West in Denver, the appraiser of maps and prints on Antiques Roadshow, and the program director of the Rocky Mountain Map Society.

Upcoming Meetings -- Save the dates!

Feb. 6-8, 2015

Miami International Map Fair
101 West Flagler Street, Miami FL 33130
Telephone: 305-375-1618 or email
See History Miami Map Fair Website for details


Feb. 9, 2015

Dr. Ronald Gibbs
"On the Brink of Disaster: George Washington and the American Revolution"
7:00 PM at the Loveland Museum Gallery
503 North Lincoln Avenue, Loveland Colorado
View Lecture Announcement


May 19, 2015

Dr. Ronald Gibbs
"On the Brink of Disaster: George Washington and the American Revolution"
7:00 PM in the Infozone Theater at the Rawlings Public Library
100 East Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, Colorado
View Lecture Announcement


May, 2015

The Rocky Mountain Map Society, in partnership with the Denver Public Library and the University of Denver, is planning our second "Map Month May" in spring 2015. Four Events will be held on Monday evenings at Denver Public Library (May 4 and June 1) and the University of Denver (May 11 and 18). Stay tuned for details as they become available.


July 8-11, 2015

The Society for the History of Discoveries (SHD) - Annual Meeting
London, United Kingdom. Opening Reception July 7th.
For information, click on Preliminary Program.


Sept. 15, 2015

Camille Bradford
William Henry Jackson: Artist and Mapmaker in his later years
5:30 PM at Denver Public Library
View Lecture Announcement


Oct. 19-23, 2015

The Annual International Map Collectors' Symposium (IMCoS)
Capetown, South Africa.
Click here for IMCoS 2015 Events.


Announcements by RMMS Members

RMMS announces a new activity, inaugurated this past October: The Annual Young Scholar Lecture. RMMS is soliciting presentations by students under 40 years of age, on topics relating to history of cartography or exploration involving maps. This annual event is sponsored jointly by RMMS and the University of Denver.

Lorraine Sherry announces The Power of Maps - Science, History & Discovery Thursday afternoon course starting Feb. 26th at The Academy for Lifelong Learning in Denver. Please see The Power of Maps course description for details. Registration information is available at The Academy for Lifelong Learning.

Congratulations to Susan Schulten on her latest online publications: General Sherman's Maps and Striking Civil War Maps of the Territory Gains That Saved Lincoln's Presidency.

Larry Godwin has written a biography of the most famous 19th century mapmaker of southwestern Colorado, Emil B. Fischer. Please click on Emil Fischer, 19th century maps of Southwestern Colorado to read Larry's article. The full article was printed in The Mining History Journal in 2014.

RMMS Members Only Event, Summer 2015: The Rocky Mountain Map Society will feature a home-hosted visit and private viewing of an important antique map collection of one of our members. Stay tuned as information becomes available.

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