New York Map Society
Upcoming Meetings
Our Meeting Place:

The New York Map Society typically holds its lectures on weekday
evenings at the New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman
[Main] Building at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. Most meetings are
free and open to the public, but space limitations may require an  
RSVP to attend.  

(We thank President Emeritus, Director, and Lifetime Sustaining
Member Sy Amkraut for helping arrange a temporary home for us for
the 2014 - 2015 program year at the New York Society for Ethical
Culture.)

Field trips to map sites and special events are typically held on
weekends. Some events are reserved for current-paid members only,
and some field trips are at venues that may require an admission fee.

See our "Map Exhibitions" page for map-related events in the New  
York area and beyond. Contact the sponsoring organization for further
details about those events.
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Thursday, March 30, 6 pm - 7:30 pm: Laura Ten Eyck on
"What to Look for in Evaluating a Map"
Argosy  Bookstore, 2nd floor, 116 E 59th St. (between
Lexington & Park), New York, NY 10022
This free and open-to-the-public event, hosted by New
York Map Society board member, and Director of the
second floor gallery of maps and prints at the Argosy Book
Store in New York City, will cover the basics of map
valuation.
Laura's also an appraiser on "Antiques Roadshow"
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Laura Ten Eyck,
from "Antiques
Roadshow"
Connie Brown at
Redstone Studios
Society member Connie Brown on "Making Your Own
Manuscript Map"
Avenues School, 259 Tenth Ave. (between 25th and 26th
Streets), New York, NY 10001, in a room with floor-to-ceiling
windows overlooking High Line Park
The first 20 current-paid members (preference given to
Sustaining members) will have the opportunity to make a
manuscript map under the supervision of New York Map
Society member (and former vice president)
Connie  
Brown
, an artist and mapmaker by profession, working out
of
Redstone Studios in  Durham, CT. She recently was
featured at the end of a short  YouTube video by
Timberland:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg9JXS2yjdo T

A not-to-be-missed two-hour event that requires an RSVP
to kapochunas@gmail.com
, and a $20 materials fee
which must be received by April 15
, paid either by using
the PayPal "Donate" button at
http://newyorkmapsociety.org/supportus.html or check to:
New York Map Society
c/o Stephen Banker
43 Greenhaven Rd.
Rye, NY 10580
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Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 - 7:45: Ed Redmond, President of the
Washington Map Society, will speak on “George  Washington's  
Manuscript Maps and Surveys: 1748-1799,"
describing originals  
from the Library of Congress, the British Library, and the UK  
National  Archives"
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman [Main] Building
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave), New York, NY, 10018
In addition to his service as an officer in the Virginia Regiment, as
commander of the Continental Army, and as President of the United
States, George Washington was a prodigious surveyor, map maker,
and consumer of geographic information. This
free and open-to-the   
-public
talk will focus on George Washington’s early professional   
land surveys (1748-1752) as well maps Washington prepared for his
personal land speculation activities (1769-1799).

Ed Redmond is not only the president of the Washington Map Society,
but also "Specialist of Cartographic Reference, and Curator of the
Vault Collections" in the Geography & Map Division of the Library of
Congress.
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