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17TH ANNUAL VOORHEES VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES

Uncharted Territory: How Maps Launched—And Nearly Sank—English Colonization of the New World

TimeWednesday, September 23, 2020 from 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Explorations of the Albemarle Sound region and the first English settlements of the Roanoke Islands in the 1580s are the topic of the 17th Annual Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography—this year presented as a series of virtual events featuring speakers Dr. Larry Tise, journalist Andrew Lawler, and Library of Virginia senior map archivist Cassandra Britt Farrell.


Please join us online for a talk by author and journalist Andrew Lawler on Uncharted Territory: How Maps Launched—And Nearly Sank—English Colonization of the New World. The author of best-selling book The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, Lawler has also written more than a thousand newspaper and magazine articles appearing in the New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and many others.


This series is hosted by the Fry-Jefferson Map Society. Registrants will receive an email with a link to participate in the virtual event, which will launch at 7:00 PM. For more information or to become a member of the Fry-Jefferson Map Society, contact Dawn Greggs at 804.692.3813 or dawn.greggs@lva.virginia.gov. To order a copy of The Secret Token visit the Virginia Shop website at https://bit.ly/3eNslUK.


The series continues on October 22, when Cassandra Britt Farrell presents 17th-Century Maps of Virginia, Maryland & the Southeast, 1590–1720. 


Note: Questions for the speaker can be entered through the registration link.

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