Published: November 5, 2002
CONCORD, NH. – ” Through Three Centuries,” a new exhibition at the New Hampshire Historical Society’s Tuck Library, will showcase the society’s outstanding collection of historic New Hampshire and New England maps. Learn more by attending a free lecture by Jere Daniell, PhD, of Dartmouth College, on Sunday, November 17, at 2 pm.
The lecture “Why Historians Need Maps: The Special Case of New Hampshire,” will be followed by a reception in honor of the new exhibition. Sponsored by Hansen-Fox Company, Inc, ” Through Three Centuries” will be on view at the Tuck Library at 30 Park Street through May 31. Admission is free. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 5 pm. For information, call 603-228-6688.
“Maps are a fascinating way to look at history,” said society special collections librarian David Smolen. “You can learn about the early settlers of a town, discover border disputes and find out how railroads spread over the land.”
” Through Three Centuries” will have sections dedicated to family history, town planning and development, border disputes, the tourism industry and the railroad industry, each with suggestions for how to use maps to study these topics. The exhibition will include town maps from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, railroad and tourism maps from the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries, including very early White Mountain maps, and maps documenting the famous Indian Stream Republic.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the next issue of the society’s journal Historical New Hampshire will look at some of the challenges of measuring and , from its rugged coastline to its mountaintops.
The New Hampshire Historical Society is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing New Hampshire history through the Museum of New Hampshire History and the Tuck Library. Established in 1823, the society is the fifth oldest statewide historical society in the nation. The society presents more than 50 public programs each year, including lectures, workshops, and exhibitions.
Visit online at www.nhhistory.org.
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