11th ANNUAL VOORHEES LECTURE
ON THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY
Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Special Map Exhibition begins at 10:00 am.
Lectures begin at 1:00 pm.
Box lunch available at noon.
The 2014 Alan M. & Nathalie Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography features speakers Dr. Maury Klein and William C. Wooldridge discussing Virginia, Maps and Railroads.
This event includes a special one-day exhibition of maps relating to the talks from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and behind-the-scenes tours of the Library. Box lunches will be available for purchase. For more information, please call 804.692.3561 or visit www.lva.virginia.gov/maps.
Dr. Maury Klein
“Railroad Maps as Promises of the Future”
Dr. Klein was a professor of history at the University of Rhode Island for 44 years and has authored several books that dissect the growth and influence of the railroad; these and other works earned Dr. Klein a reputation as one of America’s prominent railroad historians. He has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize.
William C. Wooldridge
“Tracks on Maps: Showcasing Virginia’s 19th-Century Railroads”
A retired vice president for Norfolk Southern Corporation, William C. Wooldridge is currently a trustee of the Virginia Historical Society. He has a longtime interest in state, local, and family history, and has served as president of both the John Marshall Foundation and the Norfolk Historical Society, and on the boards of public radio station WHRO and the Library of Virginia Foundation. He is the author of Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War.