Ongoing New York Map Society member Jack Eichenbaum recommends you see the Museum of the City of New York exhibition: "NY at its Core: 400 years of NYC History." Jack says: "I found it AWESOME (a word I use with discretion!). This exhibit will require multiple visits, and incorporates history, geography, ecology, and culture, and the narrative uses words, pictures, maps and objects.”
Through March 18, 2018 The Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library announces the opening of "Beneath our Feet," an exhibition which delves into the exploration and mapping of a wide variety of underground “worlds,” from volcanoes, to catacombs, to natural gas pipelines.The exhibition begins with maps and artifacts related to subjects in the natural sciences, such as geology and geological oceanography, displaying efforts to study everything from the geysers in Yellowstone National Park to underwater features off the coast of Boston. Visitors will see how technological advances have changed our understanding of geology and landscape, and then, in the exhibit’s second major theme, how they allowed us to begin altering the underground world. Maps related to coal mining, transmission lines, drilling, and natural gas pipelines explore how humans have transformed the underground landscape through the particular lens of our energy infra- structure. Visitors can also see maps related to other human activity under- ground, from the catacombs of Sicily to the ruins of Pompeii.
March 22 - May 26, 2018 The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th St., New York, NY 10022 J. C. McElveen, member of the Washington Map Society, will curate an exhibit of his maps and books entitled "Westward the Course of Empire: Exploring and Settling the American West," at the Grolier Club of New York.The exhibit, in the 2nd Floor Gallery, will feature some maps and travel narratives from the 17th and 18th centuries, but the focus of the exhibit will be on exploring and mapping the American West in the 19th Century, from Lewis & Clark to the Pacific Railroad Surveys.