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Engraved in Copper: The Art of Mapping Minnesota

March 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Copper Plate of Map of Minnesota

What: Exhibit Celebration for Engraved in Copper: The Art of Mapping Minnesota 
When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120

Program begins at 7:00 p.m. with a dessert reception to follow. 

Copper Plate of Map of MinnesotaPlease join us for an exhibit celebration, featuring speakers Edie Overturf, U of M Department of Art, and Ron Wencl, United States Geological Survey. View the exhibit Engraved in Copper: The Art of Mapping Minnesota and mingle with fellow guests during a dessert reception. The event is free and open to the public; reservations are requested by March 1.

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About the Exhibit

This exhibit highlights unique engraved copper plates used to print topographic maps of Minnesota in the early 1900s, surveying and mapmaking techniques, and government documents related to the process. The plates are part of the evolution of government mapping and the history of the United States Geological Survey, from early mapping efforts to Geographic Information Systems.

The exhibit is open February 13 through May 22, 2017
Elmer L. Andersen Library Gallery

About the Borchert Map Library

The John R. Borchert Map Library, located in Wilson Library, is one of the premier map libraries in the country. The map library serves the University of Minnesota community and the State of Minnesota, including other academic institutions, corporate patrons, and the general public.

About the Government Publications Library

The Government Publications Library serves as the Regional Depository Library of U.S. federal documents for Minnesota, South Dakota, and Michigan and provides access to these publications as well as documents from Canada, the European Union, the United Nations, international organizations, and individual states. This information is made fully accessible to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.



March 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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University of Minnesota Libraries


Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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