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


Special Events, Exhibits, and Map Fairs


2016 Third Annual Map Month: "Illusions, Delusions, & Confusions"
(see "regular meetings" for details)
Presentations and exhibits
Rocky Mountain Map Society, Denver Public Library, University of Denver, and CU-Boulder

2015 Second Annual Map Month: "Mapping in the Early 20th Century"
(see "regular meetings" for details)
Presentations, exhibits, and a mini-map fair
Rocky Mountain Map Society, Denver Public Library, and University of Denver

2015 "Trails to the Shining Mountains" Symposium in Denver
at Four Mile Historic Park in Denver
Oregon-California Trails Association and Rocky Mountain Map Society

2014 "The Price of Manifest Destiny - War & American Expansion, 1800-1865"
Virginia Garrett Lecture Series and Map Fair of the West in Texas
University of Texas, Texas Map Society, Museum of Biblical Art, and Rocky Mountain Map Society

2014 First Annual Map Month: "Map Month Colorado"
(see "regular meetings" for details)
Presentations and mini-map fair
Rocky Mountain Map Society and Denver Public Library

2012 "Mapping of North America: Westward Expansion" Conference
Rocky Mountain Map Society, Texas Map Society, and University of Denver

2012 Map Fair of the West at Denver Public Library
Rocky Mountain Map Society and Denver Public Library

2012 "19th Century Images of the American West" Lecture series at Denver Public Library
Chris Lane and Wes Brown, Rocky Mountain Map Society

2011 "Mapping Historic Trails in Colorado" Joint Conference in Castle Rock
Oregon-California Trails Association and Rocky Mountain Map Society

2011 Private reception: "Pivotal Points Map Exhibit" at Littleton Museum
Oregon-California Trails Association, Littleton Museum, and Rocky Mountain Map Society

2011 Invited Presentations at Littleton Museum
Tom Overton and Wes Brown, Rocky Mountain Map Society

2010 Invited Presentations at Estes Park Museum
Tom Overton and Dave Cole, Rocky Mountain Map Society

2009 "Quest: Trail Maps of the American West" Exhibit at Loveland Museum/Gallery
Rocky Mountain Map Society

2009 "On High: Cartography of Topography" Map exhibit at American Mountaineering Museum
Wes Brown, Rocky Mountain Map Society

2008-09 "Maps as Art" digital virtual exhibit at Denver Public Library
By J. Wendel Cox, Western History and Geneaology Department

2008 "Impressions of Place" Prints & cartography from the Dave & Lily Cole Collection
Dave Cole, Colorado State University, and Rocky Mountain Map Society

2008 Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair

2007 Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair

2007 The Rare and Not So Rare Book and Art Auction at Denver Public Library
Denver Public Library and Rocky Mountain Map Society

2006 Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair

2005 IMCoS Symposium "Prairie, Peak & Plateau"
Rocky Mountain Map Society, IMCoS, Phillips Society (Library of Congress) and Denver Public Library

2005 Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair

2004 Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair

2003 Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair

2002 Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair

2001 Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair

2001 Society for the History of Discoveries Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado
Keynote Address: "Spanish Discoveries in Western North America" by Paul Mathias, chairman
Rocky Mountain Map Society

2000 First Rocky Mountain Map Society Map and Book Exchange: Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

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