Join us to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, "America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century" at the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library (Central Branch). This collection of maps and images will explore the dramatic changes and developments in the land, the population, transportation, and the economy that occurred in the 1800s.
This free, family-friendly event on Saturday, May 18, is open to community members of all ages and will go from 1-4pm. The afternoon will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, hands-on activities, a keynote address by Curator Ron Grim, a debut of the evocative sound/video installation by artist Beau Kenyon, and kid-friendly exhibition tours. We are grateful to host this event with the Boston Map Society, who will provide refreshments.
Ribbon cutting (1:00pm)
Exhibition talk by Curator Ron Grim (1:15pm)
Family-friendly activities (all afternoon)
Family-friendly exhibition tour (1:15-1:45pm)
Native perspective tour by Akomawt Education Initiative (2:30-3:00pm)
Exhibition tour (3:30-4:00pm)
Sound/video interactive activity by artist Beau Kenyon (all afternoon)