Join us for a fun afternoon to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition, “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 event will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 1-4pm, and is open to community members of all ages.
- 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)
Refreshments at the Newsfeed Café will be provided by the Boston Map Society