Monday, April 20, 2015

Maps Class at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts

Hoosier Cartography:  Indiana History through Maps Presentation in Downtown Muncie

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) is presenting Hoosier Cartography: Indiana History through Maps in downtown Muncie tomorrow, April 21.  The class will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts at 520 East Main Street in the Founders Room on the second floor.  (Free parking is available).  The special program features maps from the GRMC and historic photographs from the Libraries’ Digital Media Repository.

The GRMC has been creating custom maps about Indiana history for use in fourth-grade classrooms, and these maps will be featured—Indiana political history, music history, automobile history, women’s history, Indiana authors, and sports and movies.  The program will also include historic maps of Indiana, agriculture and industry, health and welfare, civil rights, elections, education, weather and disasters, and culture and the arts.  Maps related to current events like the measles outbreak and the Religious Freedom Act will be included.  City maps and maps of Ball State University will also be shown.

The class is ideal for teachers and other researchers as it will provide links to digital resources.  This one-time workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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