Join us for a fun afternoon 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 at Copley Square. 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 will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 1-4pm, and is open to community members of all ages. The afternoon will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony and include an introductory talk by Curator Ron Grim. The event will also feature hands-on, family-oriented activities; debut an evocative sound/video installation by artist Beau Kenyon; and host exhibition tours. We are grateful for our ongoing partnerships with the Boston Map Society and the Boston Public Library, as well as guidance from the Akomawt Educational Initiative. This exhibition was made possible through lead sponsorship from Iron Mountain, as well as support from the MacLean Foundation, Jane & Lawrence Caldwell, and other individuals and institutions.