New Boundaries : Maps as Primary Sources

New Boundaries : Maps as Primary Sources

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Blanding Library

124 Bay State Road

Rehoboth, MA 02769

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Join the Carpenter Museum at Goff Memorial Hall (124 Bay State Rd.) for a free program on local maps. The event is Thurs. August 25th at 7PM

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The Carpenter Museum and Blanding Public Library will host a special program to accompany the Town Wide Read of "The Map Thief" by Michael Blanding. Learn about the shifting boundaries of the town of Rehoboth and how maps are used by historians and novice researchers alike to understand local history. Rehoboth and its surrounding towns are dissected by waterways creating natural boundaries used by not just colonial settlers but also by native peoples. Join us as we look at actual historical maps from the Carpenter Museum's collection, and come to understand how the natural landscape affected the development of our town, how our boundaries have changed, and how you can use a map to learn about where you currently live.

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