“Through the Mapmaker’s Eye” Putnam County Museum New Display!

Indiana Through the Mapmaker’s Eye is a new display that opened on April 3rd at the Putnam County Museum. The display examines the four ways people have used maps through the years; as documentation, as tools, as political images, and as art. Some of the maps included in the display are an 1833 tourist pocket map of Indiana, a 1910 Sandborn Company fire insurance map of Bloomington, Thomas Kitchin’s 1747 map of French settlements in North America, a circa 1880 scale model map of the University of Notre Dame, and an 1881 bird’s=eye view of Mount Vernon, Indiana. This display is open to the public and will continue to be shown until May 2nd.

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