Lately many of my blog posts have been about maritime news, particularly the Costa Concordia disaster. While these stories are very important, I am pleased to be able to share with you readers some exciting news. The Mariners’ Museum Library has been granted the great honor of displaying some of our rare maps and charts at the upcoming Alan M. & Nathalie Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography, presented by the Fry-Jefferson Map Society.
The Fry-Jefferson Map Society is a foundation affiliated with the Library of Virginia. The Society’s mission is “to develop, enhance and promote the cartographic collections of the Library of Virginia”. The Fry-Jefferson Map Society annually presents the Alan M. & Nathalie Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography to help accomplish that mission. This year will feature two lectures, entitled “Chesapeake Change: four centuries of shifting venues” and “Impacts of Rapidly Rising Sea Levels on the Erosion of the islands and low-lying areas of Mid-Chesapeake Bay”, as well as cartography exhibits.