Come and celebrate a day of maps at the Special Collections Library. There will be a scavenger hunt for children, workshops, discussions about electronic map resources, door prizes, and more.
Fun for all ages!
11:00 - 11:45 : Event Introduction in Botts Hall
11:00 - 3:00 : Scavenger hunt for kids & families
12:00 - 12:45 : Michelle Gricius, the City of Albuquerque's GIS Manager,
will explore the City's GIS resources
1:00 - 3:00 : House History Workshop
Registration is required, limited to 8 people*
1:00 - 1:45 : Digital Map Resources within the online library
2:00 - 2:45 : Surveying and Mapping of New Mexico, Santiago Romero Jr. **
2:45 - 3:00 : Wrap up
* see program details below
* House History Workshop - Have you ever wondered who lived in your house or building before you? Do you think maybe your house has historical significance? Register for our House History Workshop and begin on a fascinating journey through history of your home or building. We will show you the resources and tools to get you started researching. Registration is required and is limited to 8 people
** Surveying and Mapping of New Mexico , Santiago Romero Jr., retired professional engineer and surveyor, on the Public Land Survey System - Have you ever flown over New Mexico or looked at a map of New Mexico and wondered why some areas are laid out in neat squares and other areas are laid out in irregular patterns? Generally the regular squares were laid out after 1850 by the US government using the rules of the Public Lands System and the irregular areas are within either a Mexican or Spanish Grant. Santiago Romero Jr., a retired Professional Engineer and Surveyor, with many years of experience surveying and mapping projects in New Mexico, will unravel this mystery. Mr. Romero, named New Mexico Professional Surveyor of the Year for 2012, is an avid researcher of New Mexico history and genealogy and a compelling storyteller. He will take you on a fascinating ride through the wild and woolly history of surveying New Mexico’s Public Lands and the Mexican and Spanish Grants.
1950 First National Bank Map
Many fantastic historic maps will be on display!
Maps from Special Collections covering many aspects of New Mexico history will be included, as well as a large map of the East Mountain area entitled “Mapping Our Vanishing Past” from the East Mountain Historical Society.
Come and explore maps of all types and eras!
Expedition * Military * Political * Planning * Property * Tourism
The two galleries below either show, or list, a few of the specific maps we will have on display