Boston Map Society

The home for map lovers in Boston and New England

Upcoming Events

Jun 24, 2021 · 7:00 pm
Leah M. Thomas: “nearly in a circular form”: Mapping the Cherokee Nation through John Marrant’s Narrative (1785) Comparing contemporaneous maps of the southeastern United States with John Marrant’s narrative mapping in his A Narrative of the Lord’s Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant, a Black (London, 1785) offers insight into his location and travel especially among the Cherokee and their networks.
Jul 11, 2021 · 1:00 am
POSTPONED: Member Field Trip: Museum of the White Mountains Boston Map Society members are taking a field trip to the Museum of the White Mountains in Plymouth, New Hampshire, for a free guided tour of the new exhibition Wayfinding: Maps of the White Mountains. Click event name for details.

Past Events

Jan 14, 2020 · 6:00 pm
Margaret Pearce: Witnesses: Re-Reading the Cartographies of Disposession Margaret Pearce speaks at the Leventhal Map & Education Center on the role of mapmaking in Indigenous genocide; part of the America Transformed exhibition series.
Jan 28, 2020 · 6:00 pm
Atlascope map trivia The Leventhal Map & Education Center debuts their new Atlascope map app with a geography-bee themed trivia night.
Feb 26, 2020 · 5:30 pm
Late 19th Century English Drink Maps: Shocking Temperance Tools or Beautiful Pub Guides? Our own Kris Butler presents her research on drink maps, followed, appropriately, by drinks.
Jul 30, 2020 · 12:00 pm
Ongoing Digital Event: Map Time on Instagram Live, weekly through 30 July In-person Boston Map Society events may not be happening, but fun map lectures still are! The Harvard Map Collection and Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center have been hosting weekly Map Time with special guests. Click event name for details and other ongoing digital events.
Jul 30, 2020 · 7:00 pm
BENDING LINES Discussion with the Washington Map Society In-person Boston Map Society events may not be happening, but fun map exhibitions still are! The Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center is hosting its current exhibition, Bending Lines: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception, plus Curator Conversations, online. Click event name for details on a discussion with the Washington Map Society.
Sep 17, 2020 · 7:00 pm
Atlascope Trivia Night The Leventhal Map & Education Center holds a casual trivia night with questions from the historical geography of Boston
Sep 22, 2020 · 7:00 pm
East Boston By Map Join the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library for a virtual talk
Sep 22, 2020 · 7:00 pm
Ongoing collaborations with the Washington Map Society In-person Boston Map Society events may not be happening, but fun map exhibitions and talks still are! Click event name for details on upcoming collaborative events with the Washington Map Society.
Sep 26, 2020 · 1:00 pm
Virtual Member Field Trip: Boston Athenaeum Boston Map Society members are taking a virtual field trip to the Boston Athenaeum to see highlights from their map collection. Click event name for details.
Oct 5, 2020 · 6:00 pm
Lizabeth Cohen on Saving America's Cities Virtual author talk at the Leventhal Map & Education Center
Oct 26, 2020 · 6:00 pm
Daniel Immerwahr on How to Hide an Empire Virtual author talk at the Leventhal Map & Education Center
Dec 1, 2020 · 1:00 pm
Ongoing Digital Event: BENDING LINES Online Exhibition, with recorded curator talks In-person Boston Map Society events may not be happening, but fun map exhibitions still are! The Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center is hosting its current exhibition, Bending Lines: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception, plus Curator Conversations, online. Click event name for details and other ongoing digital events.
Mar 11, 2021 · 12:00 am
Map Show & Tell with the BRA Collection Learn about a new collection of 20th century Boston maps digitized at the LMEC—and share your own!
Mar 23, 2021 · 11:00 pm
Susan Schulten, “Make the Map All White”: Visual Strategies in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Amendments Learn about the role of maps in Prohibition and women’s suffrage from the author of “Mapping the Nation”
Mar 30, 2021 · 4:00 pm
Steven Beaucher on "Boston in Transit" The author of an encyclopedic new volume on Boston’s transit history talks about the maps in the book
Apr 22, 2021 · 11:00 pm
James Akerman: Reading Maps in 20th Century Travel Brochures: A Primer Director of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the for the History of Cartography and Curator of Maps at the Newberry Library discusses 20th century traveler’s maps
May 17, 2021 · 11:00 pm
Matthew Gilmore on "Tilting Washington’s National Mall" A historian of Washington, D.C. discusses the geographic pivot of the National Mall