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Pejepscot History Center Zoom at Noon: Art, Education, & Patriotism: 19th-Century Schoolgirl Maps

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm



Art, Education, & Patriotism: 19th-Century Schoolgirl Maps

with Libby Bischof

Thursday, March 9 at Noon, via Zoom

In the early to mid-19th century, creating hand-drawn and colored maps were common educational exercises for schoolchildren. While they were not necessarily considered art in their time, today many of them would be considered exquisite.

Using a number of examples owned by the Osher Map Library, Libby Bischof, Professor of History and Executive Director of Osher Map Library and Center for Cartographic Education at USM, explains how these art projects were given to young women especially as a combination of rote learning, celebrating the United States, and the fine art skills many of them were expected to learn.

Image from the collections of the Osher Map Library.

Tickets: $5 PHC Members; $8 General Admission

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