Museum Educator Patrick Reynolds is set to discuss a variety of maps of the region using modern geospatial technology to overlay these maps onto current maps of the area on June 21 at 7 pm at the Rome Historical Society.
County Atlas’ and Sanborn fire insurance maps will be discussed as a tool for researchers as well as some recently uncovered maps found during work on improvements to permanent Rome Historical Society exhibits.
Maps help document the land and the changes that people have made to it. Earliest known maps of the region were for military operations and exploration. Early patent maps were the first attempt at dividing up the frontier. Later maps outline the routes of canals and railroads, neighborhoods and factories. Underlying all these maps is the story of the history of our region.
Patrick Reynolds is currently the Museum Educator at the Rome Historical Society. A graduate of SUNY Oneonta in American History, he received MA in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. He has worked in museums and public history for over thirty years.
The Rome Historical Society is located at 200 Church Street in Rome, New York. For more information, call (315) 336-5870 or visit their website.