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Uncharted Territory: How Maps Launched—And Nearly Sank—English Colonization

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Join the Library of Virginia for the 17th Annual Voorhees Lecture Series, presented this year in three virtual events.

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17TH ANNUAL VOORHEES VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES

English Impressions of “Virginia” & Its Inhabitants before Jamestown: English Mapping & Iconography of the New World

Uncharted Territory: How Maps Launched—And Nearly Sank—English Colonization of the New World

Wednesday, September 23| 7:00–8:30 PM

Location: Online via GoToWebinar

Cost: Free

Questions for the speaker can be entered through the registration link.

Explorations of the Albemarle Sound region and the first English settlements of the Roanoke Islands in the 1580s are the topic of the 17th Annual Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography—this year presented as a series of virtual events featuring speakers Dr. Larry Tise, journalist Andrew Lawler, and Library of Virginia senior map archivist Cassandra Britt Farrell.

Please join us online for a talk by author and journalist Andrew Lawler on Uncharted Territory: How Maps Launched—And Nearly Sank—English Colonization of the New World. The author of best-selling book The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, Lawler has also written more than a thousand newspaper and magazine articles appearing in the New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and many others.

This series is hosted by the Fry-Jefferson Map Society. Registrants will receive an email with a link to participate in the virtual event through GoToWebinar from "Education and Outreach", which will launch at 7:00 PM. To order a copy of Lawler's book The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, please visit the Virginia Shop at https://bit.ly/3eNslUK.

For more information or to become a member of the Fry-Jefferson Map Society, contact Dawn Greggs at 804.692.3813 or dawn.greggs@lva.virginia.gov.

If you would like to make a donation in support of the Library of Virginia, please click here.

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