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.



December 2, 2014 – Dr. Ronald S. Gibbs
"On the Brink of Disaster: George Washington
and the American Revolution"

Dr. Gibbs photo

Location: Denver Public Library
Time: 5:30 PM

 

Dr. Ronald S. Gibbs is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is also a Director of the Rocky Mountain Map Society and an avid collector of maps about the American Revolution.

During five critical months in late 1776 and very early 1777, the entire future of our country hung by a mere thread as George Washington and his Continental Army battled to preserve the American Revolution against the seemingly invincible British Redcoats and their Hessian mercenaries. You know the ultimate outcome—we won! But this lecture, featuring maps from Dr. Gibbs’ personal collection as well as great historic paintings, will bring the personalities and events of these critical times to life. Come hear about what really happened at Bunker Hill, the Battle of New York, and Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware. Dr. Gibbs recently gave this presentation to his colleagues – see link: George Washington Presentation.

The presentation is free and open to the public.


Upcoming Meetings -- Save the dates!

February 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

 

March 7, 2015

Joint OCTA/RMMS Saturday Morning Symposium
Four Mile Park, box lunch included
For RMMS and OCTA Members
Click here for RMMS Membership

 

Announcements by RMMS Members

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.

Old World Auctions posted the videos from the 2012 RMMS/TMS joint conference at the University of Denver, "The Mapping of America: The Westward Expansion," on their website.
Click on Westward Expansion to view the videos.

Larry Godwin is a researcher who has done a great deal of work work on the most famous 19th century mapmaker of southwestern Colorado, Emil B. Fischer. There are six known maps and Larry has collected images of all six of them. He has written a short biography of Emil Fischer and received permission to post links to the six maps on the RMMS website. Please click on Emil Fischer, 19th century maps of Southwestern Colorado to read Larry's article.

The Rocky Mountain Map Society, in partnership with the Denver Public Library and the University of Denver, is planning another "Map Month May" in spring 2015. Stay tuned for details as they become available.

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