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.

First Annual Map Month: May 2014
At the Denver Public Library

DPL Photo

Conference Room B


We have a special event planned for the month of May! The Rocky Mountain Map Society, in partnership with the Denver Public Library, presents our first Map Month: a series of four outstanding Monday evening presentations by RMMS members. There will be a "mini-map fair" before and after each presentation.

Click here for details of presentations.

5:00 PM -- Local map dealers will display maps for sale
6:00 PM -- Presentations
7:00 PM -- Peruse the displays of maps
8:00 PM -- Denver Public Library closes

May 2014
May 5
May 12
May 19
June 2

Schedule of Presentations:
Wesley Brown -- 1500: The Year of Eight Distinct World Views
Christopher Lane -- The Unveiling of the American West in Printed Maps
Angel Abbud-Madrid -- Where to Draw the Line? Mapping the US-Mexico Border
Stephen Hoffenberg -- The Cartography of the Indian Country

Upcoming Meetings -- Save the dates!

August 3, 2014

Summer Home-Hosted Visit at 6:00 PM
by Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Hoffenberg
Reception and Tour of their Map Collection
RMMS Members will be notified of details.


Sept. 23, 2014

Tom Overton, Past RMMS President
"Maps Ahoy. Yo-ho-ho and a Rhumb Line!"
[A whimsical look at pirate maps]
Denver Public Library
Gates Room, 5:30 PM


Oct. 16-19, 2014

Texas Map Society and Rocky Mountain Map Society
Joint Conference and Map Fair of the West
"The Price of Manifest Destiny"
University of Texas at Arlington
See TMS Website for details


Oct. 21-24, 2014

IMCoS Annual Symposium
Seoul, South Korea
See IMCoS Website for details
Theme: Peace on Maps in East Asia
Call for Papers
Pre-Registration Form


Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2014

Society for the History of Discoveries
55th Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas
See SHD Website for details
Call for Papers: Due April 11, 2014


Dec. 2, 2014

Dr. Ronald Gibbs
"On the Brink of Disaster: George Washington
and the American Revolution"
Denver Public Library
Gates Room, 5:30 PM

RMMS Announcements

Sharon Danhauer, Loveland Historical Program Chair, announces a weekend field trip:
Dates: August 23-24, 2014
Car pool from Loveland, 5th St./Lincoln Ave. parking lot. Drive to historic sites and museums in Wyoming. Hotel, meals, museum fees are your own expenses. Let her know if you are willing to take riders (who will help with gas) or need to ride.
For details please contact Sharon Danhauer at

Announcement from CONAMS:
A large number of individuals miss the old MapHist email listserv. The International Society for the History of the Map has opened a new listserv. Signup information is at
There are two new Map History Initiatives to promote communication among all who are interested in Map History.

Announcement from the Washington Map Society:
The 2014 competition for the Ristow Prize in the History of Cartography is now open for applicants. Full- or part-time undergraduate, graduate, or first-year postgraduate students attending any accredited college or university worldwide are eligible to submit papers. For details, click on the link below.
Ristow Prize Competition

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