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MESDA Saturday Seminar: Mapping the Early South

October 17, 2009

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

Spend a Saturday at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts examining the history of the South through the maps that not only defined its boundaries but shaped its history.

Topics and Speakers

"Maps and Mapmakers of the Early South"
Margaret B. Pritchard, Curator, Maps, Prints and Wallpaper, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Co-author of Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America 1590-1787; William Byrd II and His Lost History: Engravings of the Americas, and Empire's Nature: Mark Catesby's New World Vision.

"The Fry-Jefferson Map: Recent Findings”
Henry G. Taliaferro, New York, New York. Co-author: Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial  America 1590-1787, and  American Cities: Historic Maps and Views.

“The Hoger Manuscript Map of Wachovia”
Johanna M. Brown, Director of Collections and Curator of Moravian Decorative Arts, Old Salem Museums & Gardens.

“'A New and Correct Map of the Province of North Carolina': The 1737 Moseley Manuscript Map"
Michael McNamara, Independent Scholar, Williamsburg, Virginia

“The Care, Handling and Display of Antique Maps”
Margaret B. Pritchard, Curator, Maps, Prints and Wallpaper, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Cost

$55 (Cost includes all sessions, seminar materials, and lunch)

Registration

Space is limited.  Pre-registration is required to ensure a place.  To register or to receive a brochure please call 336-721-7360 or email MESDAPrograms@oldsalem.org.

About MESDA Saturday Seminars

MESDA’s Saturday Seminar series presents new insights in Southern Decorative Arts.  This fall’s series will explore Southern Stoneware on September 19 and examine the Mapping of the Early South on October 17.  The final Saturday Seminar will be “on the road” on November 7 at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, South Carolina for a look at The Decorative Arts of the South Carolina Fall Line in conjunction with the South Carolina State Museum, the Historic Columbia Foundation, the McKissick Museum of the University of South Carolina, and the Fall Line Consortium.  Registration for each Saturday Seminar is $55; registration for two seminars is $100; registration for all three is $150.  For more information, or to register, call 336-721-7360, or email MESDAPrograms@oldsalem.org.

MESDA Saturday Seminars are made possible with the generous support of Brunk Auctions of Asheville, North Carolina.

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