Boston Map Society

The home for map lovers in Boston and New England

Virtual Member Field Trip: Boston Athenaeum

Sep 26, 2020 ยท 2:00 pm

The Boston Map Society is pleased to offer field trips for members that provide special access to New England’s many map-rich institutions. Due to the pandemic, this field trip will be virtual, but the fun will be real! For details and a chance to RSVP, become a member and join us.

Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenaeum is one of the oldest and most distinguished independent libraries and cultural institutions in the United States. Today its collections comprise over half a million volumes, with particular strengths in Boston history, New England state and local history, biography, English and American literature, and the fine and decorative arts. The map collection contains thousands of sheet maps, plans, charts, and more than 600 bound atlases, ranging from the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries in date. Click here for more information about the Boston Athenaeum and its map collection.