Community Maps Class: From Magic City to Middletown: The Geography of Muncie History
The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) is celebrating the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the City of Muncie with a public presentation. From Magic City to Middletown: The Geography of Muncie History is a special program featuring maps from the GRMC and historic photographs of Muncie from the Libraries’ Digital Media Repository. The program will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 21 at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts (Forum Room, second floor) at 520 East Main Street. (Free parking is available).
The program will include maps showing the evolution of the city of Muncie from a Native American village to a major industrial center of the Gas Boom. Historic aerial photography, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Ball State University campus maps, and maps depicting various socioeconomic issues will be included. Historic photographs will reveal some of the lost architecture and other features in Muncie.
For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.