The Rocky Mountain Map Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and appreciation of maps and other items of cartographic interest. The Society was formed in 1991 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Most meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at the Denver Public Library, 5th Floor, Gates Room, at 5:30 PM.

Tuesday December 11, 2018 – Dr. Susan Schulten: “How Maps Reveal (and Conceal) Our History”

Dr. Susan Schulten

Denver Public Library
5th Floor, Gates Room
5:30 PM
Open to the Public


Over five hundred years, America has been defined through maps. Whether handmaidens of diplomacy, tools of statecraft, instruments of social reform, or advertisements, these sources offer unique windows onto the past. Join Susan Schulten as she discusses some of the maps and stories featured in her new book, A History of America in 100 Maps. Gathered largely from the British Library’s incomparable collection, these artifacts range from battle plans designed by established figures to unpublished manuscripts drawn by ordinary Americans.

Susan Schulten is author of Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America (2012) and The Geographical Imagination in America, 1880-1950 (2001). She is also editor of Constructing the American Past, a two-volume history of America with Oxford University Press. Her work has been funded by the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Henry Huntington Library. Her current project— A History of America in 100 Maps —has just been published by the University of Chicago Press. She earned her BA in history from UC Berkeley, and her PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Schulten has taught at the University of Denver since 1996, and from 2010 to 2017 served as chair of the history department.

Upcoming Meetings -- Save the dates!

February 1-3, 2019

Miami International Map Fair
Preview event for registrants and dealers, February 1, 2019.
Open to the public on February 2-3, 2019.
For more information, see Miami Map Fair Home Page


February 28 -
March 1, 2019

"Mapping Grand Canyon" Conference
Arizona State Library - Tempe, Arizona
Free and open to the public, but Registration is required


Announcements by RMMS Members

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Science & Map Library at CU Boulder invites you to:
"Mapping Home / Collecting Truths: Works by Indigenous and International Artists" an exhibition showing now through end of December 2018.
This exhibition of prints by 35 artists reveals a wide variety of approaches to an invitation to express ideas of homeland, and its intersection with environment, climate, or other influences. Participants provided statements to further deepen an understanding of their work.

Plans are progressing for our 2019 RMMS meetings. Please stay tuned for further announcements.

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