Maps and their mysteries at Main Library

Posted on January 25, 2018 by Gloria Mazure in Active Lifestyles, Art, Baby Boomers, Blog, Boomer and Senior Resources, BSR, Community Resources, Eldercare Resources, Entertainment, Environment, Events for Women, History Events, Hobbies, Independent Living, Library events, Local Events, Nature, Tourism, Tribute, Volunteering

Mapping Our Past, with keynote speaker Christopher Lane of PBS ”Antiques Roadshow,” will take place Saturday, Jan 27,   11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the  Jacksonville Public Library Main, 303 N Laura St., Jacksonville.

From planning Jacksonville to learning what’s under your own home, maps can tell a story. Unravel the mystery with expert panelists, presentations, and Christopher  Lane  will discuss how legendary kingdoms, magical mountains, and other geographic myths influenced explorers and travelers.
Enjoy a presentation by map collector Michael Fisher featuring highlights of the Lewis Ansbacher Map Collection, which comprises more than 240 antiquarian maps and engravings from around the world, including the notable Le Moyne/de Bry Collection.
Discover why maps are so critical to the planning and development of Jacksonville’s past, present and future at a panel discussion with Ennis Davis, Metro Jacksonville; Autumn Martinage, City of Jacksonville Historic Preservation; and Harlo G. Everett, Jr., Vice President, ECK Land Surveyors Inc. There will also be fun, interactive map-themed activities for all ages throughout the event.