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.

Mapping in the Early 20th Century
RMMS Map Month: May 2015
A Joint Program by RMMS, Denver Public Library,
and the University of Denver

DPL Photo

Denver Public Library

DU Photo

University of Denver

Information at:
DPL Exhibit

DPL Parking:
65 W. 12th Avenue
Parking Garage

D.U. Parking:
Lot 315
Pay by the hour



March 30th through June
"Pictorial Maps of the 20th Century: Popular geographic information presented for beauty and amusement." University of Denver, Anderson Academic Commons.
April 13th through June 28th
"Mapping the 20th Century: Original Maps from the Denver Public Library." 5th Floor Map Area, Western History/Genealogy Department, Gates Reading Room, Denver Public Library.
Now through August 13th
"Expressions of Rocky Mountain National Park: A Centennial Celebration." University of Colorado, Boulder, Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library.


May 4: 6:30 PM – Jim Akerman
“A Luddite's view of the history of cartography in the 20th century.” Denver Public Library, B2 Conference Center .
May 11: 6:30 PM – Susan Schulten
“How an artist reinvented the map.” University of Denver, Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room.
May 18: 6:30 PM – Curtis Bird
“Pictorial Maps, a history and overview.” University of Denver, Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room.
June 1: 6:30 PM – Bill Wyckoff
“Promotional cartographies: the Clason Map Company and the American West, 1903-1931.” Denver Public Library, B2 Conference Center .

Map Fair:

June 1: 5:30 PM and following Bill Wyckoff’s lecture -
Before and after the lecture at DPL on June 1st, local map dealers will have a selection of their inventory on display and available for purchase.

Upcoming Meetings -- Save the dates!

April 17, 2015

A Special Invitation for RMMS Members:
Gallery Talk and Reception at the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library
4:00-6:00 PM at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Photographer Christopher Brown and painter Elizabeth Black will speak about their art. RMMS Founder, Wesley Brown, will discuss a few of the major maps of Rocky Mountain National Park, which are on loan from his personal collection.
View Exhibit Announcement
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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


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.
Terrae Incognitae Journal: Call for Papers.


Sept. 15, 2015

Camille Bradford
"William Henry Jackson: Artist and Mapmaker in his later years"
5:30 PM at Denver Public Library. Free and open to the Public.
View Lecture Announcement


Oct. 19-23, 2015

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


Oct. 20, 2015

Joseph Kerski
"Explore and Analyze Historical Maps Using the Web Mapping Environment"
5:30 PM at Denver Public Library. Free and open to the public.
The evolution of mapping to a cloud-based web environment has enabled the easy and powerful exploration of historical maps via Story Maps and ArcGIS Online.
Join Geographer Joseph Kerski as we investigate the content and the tools that make possible spatial analysis and integration of multimedia with these historical maps and images at multiple scales.


Announcements by RMMS Members

The 2015 competition for the Ristow Prize 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. Submissions are due June 1, 2015, and should be sent to Dr. Evelyn Edson, 268 Springtree Lane, Scottsville, VA 24590, U.S.A.
Visit the Washington Map Society home page:, and click on "Ristow Prize", or send inquiries to

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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