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

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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 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM at Four Mile Historic Park, located conveniently at Four Mile House, 715 South Forest Street, Denver, Colorado.

The 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.

The symposium is free to all current members of the Rocky Mountain Map Society. Click here for RMMS Membership
RSVP: Camille Bradford or 303-460-9503.


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 mapfair@historymiami.org
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 at Denver Public Library and the University of Denver. 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

We wish our RMMS members and map aficionados a very happy holiday season. We look forward to seeing RMMS and OCTA members at the RMMS/OCTA joint symposium in Denver next March.

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 a spring term 2015 cartography course at The Academy for Lifelong Learning in Denver. Six RMMS members will present a series of map-related talks to our participants. Please see The Power of Maps course website for details. Registration information is available at The Academy for Lifelong Learning Web site. Registration begins January 5, 2015.

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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Lorraine Sherry, Secretary/Webmaster
lorraine.sherry@comcast.net