Speakers 2016-2017

Before Garmin: Antique Cartography and Iowa Maps

Lane IHC

This September, our Speaker Series hosted map expert and Antiques Roadshow appraiser Christopher Lane. Lane discussed antique map collecting in general, and then focused on Iowa and Midwestern maps, telling the story of Iowa history through many of the maps in our current exhibit, “Iowa and the Midwest: An Exhibition of Antique Maps.” Nearly 200 people attended the lecture. If you missed the program, it can be viewed on our YouTube channel by clicking here.

The map exhibit features twenty-two rare and historic maps dating from 1715 to 1902. It is made possible through the generosity of Simpson alumnus, Sam O’Brien ’76, and Jim Hubbell, David Yepsen, and Bruce Kelley, who loaned us maps from their private collections.