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    Mapping a Nation: Shaping the Early American Republic

    American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum

    104 S. Fifth Street Philadelphia PA 19106

    Friday April 12th 2019 to Sunday December 29th 2019

    • Sundays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Thursdays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Fridays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Saturdays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    The new exhibition at the American Philosophical Society Museum traces the creation and use of maps from the mid-18th century through 1816 to investigate the way maps, as both artworks and practical tools, had political and social meaning.


    Highlights of the exhibition include a 1757 copy of the John Mitchell map of the British Empire in North America, recently acquired surveying instruments, George Washington’s copy of the 1792 map of Washington, D.C., and maps from the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

    Accessibility Information

    Our Fifth Street entrance is our accessible entrance. There, we have a wheelchair lift (capacity of 495 lbs) and easier access to an elevator. If you have questions about accessibility, email
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