In partnership with the Rocky Mountain Map Society, WHG presents the annual Map Month exhibit. As always, we cheat and stretch it into four glorious months of historic maps and birds-eye views. This year's theme is Visualizing Colorado, which showcases that typically beautiful part of cartography that blends science and art. This exhibit, which runs from now until August 3, 2019, includes many of the maps discussed during the Map Month lecture series held each Tuesday throughout the month of May.
Lecture schedule this year:
May 7: Christopher W. Lane, "Images of Colorado: a century of printed views, 1822-1922"
May 14: Wesley Brown, "The Cartographic roots of Colorado, 1540-1861"
May 21: Tom Overton, "The Mapping of Colorado, 1861 to World War I"
May 28: Christopher W. Lane, "The First Comprehensive Survey of Colorado: F.V. Hayden, 1869-1876"
Among the many maps visualizing Colorado in the exhibit is this playful one from 1930 that provides a tongue-in-cheek look at everything there is to do and see in our topographically diverse state. The full image is available in our digital collections, but the original map will be on display until August.