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.



"Cartifacts IV" -- 4:00-7:30 PM, July 23, 2016
RMMS Members and Guests Only

Clubhouse photo

NorthPark East Clubhouse
In Westminster

 

This is RMMS' quasi-annual "show & Tell" and swap meet in Westminster.
A really fun, social event!

  • Bring and share your map-related items ("cartifacts").
  • Ten-minute mini-talks by your fellow members.
  • Person-to-person swap meet.
  • "Make your own sandwich" bar, with wine and beer.

Members will receive an invitation in the mail
Details at Members Only Area [Login required]
If you are a member and need the login, please e-mail the Webmaster.

Upcoming Meetings -- Save the dates!

Sept. 20, 2016

Lee Whiteley
"Trails to Interstates:" Mapping Roads Along Colorado's Front Range
Details [TBD]

 

Sept. 22-25, 2016

Society for the History of Discoveries (SHD)
Annual Meeting, possible tour Sept. 25th
Newport, Rhode Island
Details at SHD 2016

 

Oct. 24-26, 2016

International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS) Annual Meeting
Hosted by the Chicago Map Society
at the Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
Followed by 50th anniversary of the Nebenzahl Lectures Oct. 27-29 and Chicago Map Fair Oct. 29-30
Details at IMCoS Events

 

Nov. 10-12, 2016

10th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures
Hosted by the Texas Map Society
University of Texas at Arlington
Details [TBD]

 

Nov. 15, 2016

Chet Van Duzer
New Light on Henricus Martellus’ World Map at Yale
Click here for Lecture Announcement

 

Announcements by RMMS Members

Our "young scholar" Mylinka Kilgore Cardona from Texas announces a NEW exhibit opening April 29, 2016.
"Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State." A Collaborative Exhibit between the Texas General Land Office and the Witte Museum, April 29 - September 4, 2016

Jim Akerman announces: “Mapping Movement in American History and Culture” project.
The Chicago's Newberry Library, "Mapping Movement," features 400+ hi-res maps on the history travel, commerce, migration, and communications of North America from the 16th C. to the present. Most are from the Newberry's own Collections. Essays from 13 scholars offer guidance to the image archive. Images are searchable by topic and well date. Our own Susan Schulten is a contributor
Web site: Mapping Movement

John Lindemann announces the Annual meeting of the The North American Cartographic Society
Dates: October 19-22, 2016
Location: The Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Details at: Call for Participation
Join professionals and enthusiasts from government, commercial, and not-for-profit groups along with academics, scholars, map/GIS librarians, artists, technologists, and students in our 36th Annual Meeting.

Susan Schulten, Professor of History at D.U, recommends the University of Southern Maine's exhibit, "The Golden Age of American Pictorial Maps" at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center of Cartographic Education, Portland, Maine. Dates: April 7 - September 3, 2016.



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