Arts + Culture,

The New Map of Empire

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fort Pitt Museum
Point State Park
601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

In the generation before the American Revolution, British surveyors drew thousands of new maps of American territories. With ink and paper, they mapped out a new empire, controlled from London, over which American colonists had little influence.


Illustrated by a dynamic digital presentation that features original maps of Florida, the New England coast, the Mississippi River, the Native American frontier, island colonies in the Caribbean, and Fort Pitt, Edelson will explain how Americans reacted to this grand scheme of control and rejected the bonds of empire.


Admission to this Fort Pitt Speaker Series program is $15 for adults and $10 for students and History Center members. Please register online in advance.

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