Mapping the Land -

History Room

Mapping the Land

January 5 - June 16, 2013

Curated by Elia Haworth

Mapmakers seek to engage both art and science to tell the story of a particular time and specific place in a snapshot called a map.  – Joseph Kinyon

These maps of Marin County tell stories of land, layered cultures, family stories, and evolving technology. From Native American place names in the 1869 map to the important story of land preservation in 2012, each map and mapmaker provide us with a wealth of fascinating information for you to explore.

Marin County’s history is entwined with San Francisco’s history so it is appropriate that in the middle of this exhibit, between maps of the early history and maps from our contemporary life, there is a map of California from the year before the Golden Gate