Where In The World Is New Jersey?
Historic Maps of The Garden State
September 7, 2013 to February 23, 2014
Main Building – First Floor East Gallery
Often overlooked as a decorative art form, maps are ideal artifacts for exploring New Jersey history. Stories of New Jersey’s social, economic, military, environmental and political history – as well as the state’s role in the history of American transportation – can be told through the visual splendor of the Garden State’s historic maps.
This unprecedented exhibition provides the visitor with an introductory survey of historical maps depicting the colony and state of New Jersey from 1635 until 1950. It will feature nearly 100 original maps drawn from the collections of four New Jersey repositories – the New Jersey State Museum, New Jersey State Archives, New Jersey State Library, and Special Collections and University Archives at Rutgers University.