From Treasure Maps to GIS: Mapping the Past, Present and Future


Join us for a day of mapping skills, historical connections, and overall fun with maps of all kinds! This workshop, conducted in partnership with the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education, will introduce participants to a variety of skills related to the use of maps, including primary-source analysis, reading print and digital maps, and the latest in mapping technologies.

Each registered attendee will receive a free copy of Minnesota on the Map by David Lanegran.

Sessions include:

  • "Lying with Maps." David Lanegran, Macalester College
  • "Maps at the Library of Congress." Jessica Ellison, Minnesota Historical Society
  • "The Birth of Statistical Mapping." David Lanegran
  • "Maps in the MHS Collections." Patrick Coleman, Minnesota Historical Society
  • "Digital Maps." Michelle Leba, Washington Technology Magnet School
  • "Maps in the Classroom." JoAnn Trygestad, retired social studies teacher
$80/$60 for MHS members
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
St. Paul , MN