You are warmly invited to “America Transformed: From George Washington’s American Atlas to the 21st Century”, a special talk to mark the opening of the George Washington map exhibit next week.
The George Washington Atlas, one of the jewels of the Yale Map Department, recently underwent some much-needed conservation treatment. This subsequently inspired Yale alum, Barnet Schecter, to write his book “George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps”. He will be speaking about his research using the maps at the opening talk next week. The following link is a sample animation that will be part of the exhibit and well worth a few minutes of your time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdIE1MvxvVU
The talk will be at 3pm on Wednesday 23rd in the SML Lecture Hall, followed by an opportunity to view the exhibit in the Memorabilia Room.
The event is free and open to the public.