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Rare Maps Document Nation's Founding At Greenwich Historical Society

Rare and beautiful maps document our nation's founding at Greenwich Historical Society event.
Rare and beautiful maps document our nation's founding at Greenwich Historical Society event. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Fans of rare maps and history will want to make sure and attend an upcoming event featuring the authors of "Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783," at the Greenwich Historical Society on May 3.

The book's coauthors Richard H. Brown and Paul E. Cohen will visit the Greenwich Historical Society to talk about how the rare and beautiful maps serve as remarkable documentation of the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.

In line with the society's current exhibition, "Close to the Wind: Our Maritime History," the authors will pay particular attention to documents produced by naval powers Britain and France, showing how their surveyors, artists and engravers created a unique record of the conflicts that led ultimately to the founding of the United States.

The program will be followed by a 15-minute question and answer session. The book will be available for purchase and signing.

Attendees may also visit the exhibit in the Storehouse Gallery one hour before the lecture begins.

The event will run from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Greenwich Historical Society, Vanderbilt Education Center 39 Strickland Road. Admission: Members: $10; nonmembers: $15. For tickets, visit www.greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

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