EventsLiving History: 170 Years of Chicagoland in Maps

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Living History: 170 Years of Chicagoland in Maps

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Northtown

Description

In this installment of the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society's Living History series, Donald and Tanya Smith, owners of Greeley-Howard-Norlin-Smith Land Surveying & Map Making, will present the history of surveying and map making in the United States, Illinois and Chicago, drawing from the remarkable archive of their 170-year-old family business. The Smiths will bring examples of maps, atlases, surveying instruments and tools that should be of particular interest to Rogers Park and West Ridge residents.

Hear stories about map making, the Chicago Fire, Abe Lincoln and more!

Accessibility
Need sign language interpretation or other accessibility assistance for this event? Please call (312) 747-8184 or email access@chipublib.org to request accommodations. Requests must be made at least 14 business days before the event.

Suitable for:
Teens: 13 to 19 years
Adults: 18 and up
Type:
History and Genealogy
Language:
English

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