New York Map Society
Map Exhibitions/Events
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
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.