January 28, 2023 - May 7, 2023

Maps in this exhibition span cartographic technology of one hundred and fifty years and illustrate this region’s immense physical and social changes taking place in that period. The earliest map on view, dated 1810, represents a country newly formed with a rural landscape and sparse population. The passing years show the progression from the nuclei of a city to a dense center of commerce and industry. Here we see populations shift, schools appear and then consolidate, modes of transportation evolve as well as a system of roads to accommodate them. What begins as a tool for navigation becomes a reflection of time and place.