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1870 Holyoke Map

The Visual Language of Maps: A Virtual Visit to the Leventhal Map & Education Center with Rachel Mead

Wednesday October 21, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library has over 200,000 maps in its collection, with over 9,000 digitized and available via its online collection portal. It provides research support to scholars and historians, teaches classes on mapping data with GIS platforms, offers professional development to K-12 educators, and, in normal times, presents map-based lessons to 4000 students a year. It also curates and presents thematic exhibitions that explore how maps represent our world and the stories they tell. Join the Map Center for an up-close and personal tour of its current online exhibition, Bending Lines: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception and a collaborative and close look at a few historic maps of Holyoke. The presentation will leave you with many ways to explore your geographic interests!
The Price & Lee Co's new map of the city of Holyoke and part of the city of Chicopee, Mass. Map. 1921

Rachel Mead is the Public Engagement & Interpretation Coordinator at the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center.

To Register for this Program: Please register below for the link to this live lecture, hosted on Zoom. You must have a free Zoom account to attend. Instructions on accessing the lecture will be included in your confirmation email.

This program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant. The demographic information collected in this registration form will be used only to help us report back regarding our community impact and for no other purpose. Additional support has been provided through NEH CARES Act funding granted by Mass Humanities.

Tickets and Reservations

Advance Reservations are closed at this time for the event.
Please call the museum for more information at (413) 322-5660.

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