School’s out and summer vacation is in full-swing. Whether you’re headed overseas or into the next county, you’re bound to use some form of navigation to get your bearings. In the spirit of not getting lost, for week 23 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re featuring our Map Collection.
Geographic map-making, also known as cartography, is the study and practice of representing three-dimensional Earth space on a flat surface.
About 52 for 150
Every object has a story, and stories build history. To celebrate 150 years of Kansas statehood we’re featuring 52 objects (or collections of related objects)—something new each week throughout the year—from the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s 130-year-old special, and permanent collections, that represent our collective state history and cultural diversity.
Our collections are available for teachers, students, researchers and general interest, and we hope this online video program will provide insight into what’s so “special” about Special Collections. Your library’s commitment to collecting art and preserving local history makes it possible for users today and in the future to have immediate access to invaluable research material and cultural artifacts.
To make an appointment to see our antique and contemporary local maps, or get help finding other books or videos related to this topic, call or stop by the Topeka Room (785-580-4510) on the Library’s second floor. We’re located at the top of the stairs on your left.