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Local Historical Maps with the Lehigh Valley Historical Maps Consortium
January 31 @ 6:00 pm
Want to learn more about local history? Join us for Local Historical Maps at the Main Library with the Lehigh Valley Historical Maps Consortium. This program is for adults and meets Tuesday, January 31 at 6:00pm in the Catherine Drake Room
Please email [email protected] to register.
Please call or email if you are no longer able to attend.
Genealogy and local history researchers sometimes overlook the treasure trove of information contained on maps and other geographical and visual image documents. The Lehigh Valley Historical Maps Consortium (LVHMC) was founded to create an inventory of these types of documents available to the public at twenty two regional institutions. Join Joel Hoffner as he introduces the new LVHMC website that accesses the map inventory and discusses a selection of maps that are particularly fascinating.
Joel Hoffner is a Lehigh Valley native who has cataloged collections at the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, National Museum of Industrial History, Moravian Archive and Moravian Historical Society. He has published four books mapping the tracts of land occupied by the early Warranties and Patentees of ten of the townships of Northampton County.