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The truth is in there

Our exhibition Bending Lines: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception is now available in person at our free gallery at the Central Library in Copley Square.

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Upcoming Events


Exploring National Geographic Maps
  • Jan 13, 2022
  • Rachel Sharer

Exploring National Geographic Maps

In honor of the January 1888 birthday of the National Geographic Society, we explore the history of its founding and some of the National Geographic maps in our collection.

Howdy, Realtors!
  • Nov 29, 2021
  • Ian Spangler

Howdy, Realtors!

What one map can tell us about the politics of property in the early twentieth century United States