About Us

The Boston Map Society is a group of map enthusiasts. It was founded in 1994 to bring together people who like to study, visit, use, collect, and preserve maps. Though most members live in the New England area, membership in the Society is open anyone, anywhere, with an interest in cartography.

Most of the meetings of the Society are held at the Boston Public Library, home of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, and at the Harvard Map Library. We also go to other locations for field trips (to libraries, museums, historical societies, preservation organizations, etc.) and to see map exhibits being held at other institutions.

The BMS Events page provides information about upcoming events organized specifically by the Boston Map Society, while the Other Events page lists even more map-related events. On the Past Events page you can see some of the neat presentations and exhibits members have already enjoyed.

The membership page gives information on how to become a member of the Society. The benefits of membership (including a subscription to the Boston Map Society newsletter) are also described. Fill out this downloadable membership form, or join through PayPal using the link on the upper right side of this page. MembershipForm

The contact page tells you how to get in touch with somebody from the Society. The page also lists the current officers and board of directors of the Society.

You can also follow us on Twitter: @BosMapSociety