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An 1872 Map of Kingsessing, PA

Map Chats: Bartram’s Garden

  • Date: September 26, 2019
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for the fourth and final lecture in the American Philosophical Society’s “Map Chats” series, running throughout the Mapping a Nation exhibition. Today, maps are used in a variety of ways, from artistic pieces to scientific tools. Throughout the program series, join us as we survey the different aspects and opportunities that maps present to us.

At “Map Chats: Bartram’s Garden,” learn about how maps are used to research and replant parts of Bartram’s Garden. Discover how Bartram’s Garden has also used local historic and modern maps of Kingsessing Township or Southwest Philadelphia to understand the history and development of this section of Philadelphia.

Speaker Bio: Joel T. Fry has served as curator for Bartram’s Garden, the home of John and William Bartram in Philadelphia, PA, since 1992. He first became involved in archaeological research at Bartram’s Garden in 1975, and has participated in a number of archaeological and historic research projects at the garden site since. He studied anthropology, historical archaeology, and American Civilization at the University of Pennsylvania, and has written extensively on the history of Bartram’s Garden and the Bartram family plant collections.

Free. Registration is required.

This event will take place in a space that is accessible via wheelchair. ADA accessible bathrooms will be available nearby, as well. We’re happy to make accommodations for guests with mobility limitations. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out ahead of the event.