Pages Navigation Menu

Jan Hardenbergh to give talk on Maps of Sudbury

old map of Sudbury“Early Maps of Sudbury-Who Made Them and Why”

A unique and fascinating program awaits anyone who has an interest in old maps and the stories they tell on Sunday November 1st at Sudbury Town Hall (Rt. 27/Concord Rd.) at 2PM when the Sudbury Historical Society will present an exhibition of maps from the collection of Robert Maier. The main speaker will be Jan Hardenbergh, a Sudbury resident and member of the Sudbury Historical Society who reports that he “has always loved maps and has been collecting and scanning maps of Sudbury for many years.”

Hardenbergh will be discussing how his project evolved and  will begin with the six early maps of Sudbury from 1707-1889: who created them and why.  For example why did residents on the west side of the Sudbury River need their own meetinghouse as far back as 1707? What did the Town of Sudbury do to comply with the Resolve of 1794? Which maps were created as commercial ventures?  In addition he will speak about how  his newly published book, The Historical Maps of Sudbury, came to be and also why the 1677 Foster map of New England and the 1687 plot plan, including Nonesuch Pond, are fascinating for several reasons. Sudbury resident Bob Maier will be displaying the original hand-painted Sudbury Then and Now map and will also have other rare Sudbury maps to complement the Historical Society’s collection. The presentation promises to be an important resource for researchers as well as for those who are interested in the history of early map-making.

Sale items, including framed and unframed maps from the Society’s collection  and Hardenbergh’s book, will be available . Refreshments will be served. A donation of $5 from non-members is appreciated.

The  Sudbury Historical Society is a private non-profit organization which seeks to preserve  the history of Sudbury  through its collections and also to make history come alive with its exhibits and programs.

For more information visit www.sudbury01776.org, Facebook, or call 978/-443-3747