[PAST EVENT] Colonial Williamsburg's Map Exhibit: Promoting America: Maps of the Colonies and the New Republic

October 9, 2020
1pm - 2pm
Early map of America

From England’s first attempts to colonize America, artists and mapmakers created impressions of the New World that fueled European imagination. The new exhibit “Promoting America: Maps of the Colonies and the New Republic,” follows how maps served as powerful propaganda tools for colonial expansionists eager to convey the richness and abundance of the land and its inhabitants, often representing America as a latter-day Garden of Eden. Co-curated by Margaret Pritchard, deputy chief curator and Katie McKinney, the Margaret Beck Pritchard Assistant Curator of Maps and Prints, this talk invites you on a virtual tour through the newly installed Michael L. and Carolyn C. McNamara Gallery, Colonial Williamsburg’s first dedicated maps and prints gallery.