Opened June 30, 2016 -- no closing date: "Unlocking Two Revolutionary War Era Maps: The Ratzer Maps at Brooklyn Historical Society." August 27th marked the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, the first major battle of the American Revolutionary War. In honor of this occasion, Brooklyn Historical Society is displaying two rare Revolutionary War era maps that chronicle the landscape of 18th-century Brooklyn in remarkable detail.
New York Map Society member Jack Eichenbaum recommends you see the 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, perhaps best in the solitude of nasty winter weekdays. It incorporates history, geography, ecology, and culture, and the narrative uses words, pictures, maps and objects.”
March 2 - 4 "To the Ends of the Earth" at Univ. of Pennsylvania, Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA A free and open-to-the-public three-day event: "To the Ends of the Earth will explore the transmission and translation of material and cultural practices, cartography, exploration, migration (forced and voluntary) and the changing geographies of liminal spaces. A group of international scholars from several disciplines will examine topics including textual production from early modern Italy to twentieth-century Africa, as well as the racialization of space from Victorian England to nineteenth-century California. Keynote address by Michael A. Gomez, New York University, a leading scholar of Africa and the African Diaspora." This exhibition takes place in conjunction with the exhibition "Expanding Earth: Travel, Encounter, and Exchange," on display February 9-May 19, 2017.