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Mapping Indiana - The Exhibit

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Cartographers found artistic ways to illustrate the developing United States. In this map from 1833, the patriotic symbol of the eagle spreads across the United States, showing the developing country’s territorial boundaries.
Jan. 16 through April 2

Visit the Rosemary McKee Lanham Gallery at the History Center to enjoy the museum’s newest exhibition, Mapping Indiana: Five Centuries of Treasures from the Indiana Historical Society.

Featuring several original – and some never before seen – pieces from our collection, Mapping Indiana explores the ways we think about maps, how we use them and how they have helped to shape Indiana.

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Created in 1934, this map outlines important places and events in the life of Abraham Lincoln.

Maps are themed to explore from the earliest understandings of the area’s geography through the mid-20th century. The exhibit, for map lovers of all ages, also features information on Hoosier mapmakers and their lives.