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Weekend at the Museum: Mapping Colonial America


History.org has an online exhibit called Mapping Colonial America. ┬áThe interactive display takes you through a chronological tour of colonial maps from the Colonial Williamsburg’s collection dated from 1587 to 1782.

The online exhibition looks at maps relating to colonial discovery, exploration, boundary disputes, navigation, trade, the French and Indian War, and the Revolutionary War. The exhibition features a zooming tool allowing a close look at map details, a glossary of terms, and a timeline of major events in history that occurred near the date a particular map was drawn.

Visit the exhibit HERE