Thursday, November 4, 2010

Last chance to see historic York County maps

November 4, 2010

Sunday, Nov. 14, may be your last chance to see a number of maps which were and continue to be used as part of an ongoing historical mapping project for the Virginia Peninsula. 
The York County Historical Museum will be closing the exhibit that Sunday in conjunction with the seasonal closure of the museum. The exhibit is located in the Museum on Main, 408 Main Street, in Historic Yorktown, and is free and open to the public. Sunday hours are 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Included in the exhibit are an 1896 Old Dominion Land Company map of the Peninsula, an 1862 Union Army Civil War map of the Peninsula, a 1970s classroom map, a 1960s topography map, and a Worksheet Map containing hundreds of points and place names from maps from the 1600s to today.
The goal of the mapping project is to create accurate historical maps for the entire Peninsula for various eras, which will help with location, identification and preservation of historic resources. To do this, maps, charts and surveys are being collected and compared against Colonial Land Patents and other historical information and documentation.
Visit the Museum on Main on Nov. 14 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for this last chance to see the exhibit and talk with the Project Coordinator, Paul Emigholz. For more information on this exhibit or the ongoing project, call 890-3508 or email

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