RMMS Founder Wes Brown at the 2005 IMCoS Conference, co-hosted with Denver Public Library and Phillips Society
Past RMMS President Dr. Don McGuirk signed guests into the 2005 IMCoS Conference
RMMS and Denver Public Library co-hosted annual antique map fairs (2001-2008)
Dealers came from near (Andre & Carol Dumont from Santa Fe)...
...and far (Uta Berg, Germany). Map fairs were open to the public.
Dealers provided "expert opinions" on maps brought in by attendees.
Rare maps included this 17th Century John Speed map of Africa...
...and a rare Mercator North Polar map with four imaginary continents
Tom Gallegos and Mark Greaves at the RMMS members' table
Some young students bought their first maps at the members' table
Guests perused antique maps at their leisure
Some were interested in local historical events...
...others wanted maps of their forebears' homelands
Omni Globe with world map projected on it
Dave Cole & Lorraine Sherry taught classes for 5th-6th graders at Stargate Charter School, 2004-2008
Puzzled Stargate School student - upside down compass rose
Colton's Atlas polar maps 1886
1616 Hondius/Bertius Antarctica map - mythical places
2007 Outreach Event: RMMS President Dave & Lily Cole at "Impressions of Place" exhibit at C.S.U., Fort Collins
RMMS members at "Impressions of Place" - an exhibit of antique maps and prints from the Coles' private collection
Outreach to Seniors - Lorraine Sherry's Russian History course presentation (Homann Lithuania 1716) at The Academy for Lifelong Learning
Wm. Blaeu Russia 1614 - Lorraine's lunch presentation at The Academy
Dr. Richard Baum's Piri Reis Map of Africa - cartography class for Seniors (OLLI at University College, University of Denver)
Class participants studied both contemporary and antique maps
Original strip maps of the route from Europe to the Holy Land
WWII silk scarf "escape" map
Contemporary city map
Steve Nadler studied some map projections after a presentation by a retired mathematician
Map projection on a dodecahedron
2009 Gala Event: RMMS exhibit of Maps of the American West at Loveland Museum/Gallery
RMMS members arrived at the Loveland Museum/Gallery
RMMS President Dave Cole - Opening remarks - QUEST Trail Maps exhibit
Joan & Ernie Moore perused the exhibit catalog
Dr. Richard & Marcia Baum
Calvin Smith map - North America 1852
RMMS members discussed the exhibit
All exhibit maps were loaned by RMMS members
Guilliame DeLisle - Carte de la Louisianne et du cours du Mississippi 1718 (ca. 1730)
Richard Polichuk & RMMS Founder Wes Brown
Camille Bradford (OCTA President) & Wes Brown
Gala dinner party before public exhibit opening
Wm. Gilpin - Map of North America 1871
Dr. Richard Baum discussed the Gilpin map with visitors
Richard Polichuk & Dr. Steve Hoffenberg
Carlos Butterfield - Map of the United States and Mexico 1859
Jim Hensinger described the Ortelius and Sea of the West maps to visitors
Rare Charles Preuss 7-piece set of maps detailed the route from Missouri to Washington State
End of 2009 Gala Event - Tom Gallegos and RMMS members
2010 Gala Event: Presentation on "Mapping the Stoney Mountains" by Ralph Ehrenberg (Library of Congress)
Dinner for attendees at Maggiano's Little Italy: Ralph Ehrenberg and Dr. Ron Gibbs
RMMS members and guests at dinner
Roy Wright and past RMMS President Paul Mathias
Phil Bradford and Dirk DePagter
Past RMMS President Don McGuirk presented Ralph Ehrenberg with a gift
Incoming RMMS President Tom Overton lauded outgoing President Dave Cole
Tom presented outgoing RMMS President Dave Cole with a ceremonial plaque at the end of the 2010 Gala Event.
RMMS Directors Dave Cole and Tom Overton were invited as guest speakers by the Estes Park Museum. Jim Hensinger gave an introductory talk about RMMS.
Dave, Tom, and a participant discussed one of the maps illustrating the area near Estes Park.
Dave gave a presentation on collecting antique maps
Tom and Jim answered questions from the audience.
Jim presented Alicia (museum curator) with a copy of the Atlas of Colorado Counties published by RMMS.
Members of RMMS and OCTA-Colorado were invited to a Gala Event: a private reception and map exhibit at the Littleton Museum in 2011.
Lorena Donohue, Curator of the Littleton Museum (center) hosted the event. Camille Bradford (OCTA-Colorado president) and Tom Overton (RMMS president) co-sponsored the reception.
RMMS directors Myron West, Jim Hensinger, Don McGuirk, and Paul Mathias enjoyed some casual conversation at the reception.
Lorena Donohue explained how the museum acquired its excellent collection of early western explorations.
RMMS Founder Wes Brown captivated the audience with his story of how Denver was founded and its odd arrangement of streets was laid out.
Many RMMS members collect map-related artifacts as well as antique maps. RMMS presented "Cartifacts II" in October 2011. This is Ron Gibbs' collection of antique navigation instruments.
Lorraine Sherry's map of the "Western Journeys" - documenting the Antarctic explorations of 1911-1912. Severa. RMMS members presented various map-related artifacts after the buffet dinner.
Former RMMS President Don McGuirk shared a snack with Martin Lockley and Jane Gibbs at the buffet counter.
Past RMMS President Dave Cole presented a sample of his miniature antique maps.
Ernie Moore described his wall map of the world.
Martin Lockley talked about mapping Dinosaur Ridge and his recent expedition to Australia.
Steve Nadler showed the group his 20th century collection of maps on stamps and printed postcards.
Jim Hensinger and the group gradually unfolded Jim's pull-out map of the Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam. The panorama map was approximately 30 feet long and circled around the exhibit tables.
Rocky Mountain Map Society and Texas Map Society presented a conference in 2012 titled "The Mapping of North America: The Westward Expansion." Professor Susan Schulten hosted the conference at the University of Denver.
Tom Overton, RMMS President, welcomed guests to the conference.
RMMS Founder and co-sponsor of the Conference, Wes Brown, gave a witty presentation on "The Cartographic Roots of Colorado."
Dr. Steve Hoffenberg, a co-sponsor of the Conference, chats with one of the guests. His presentation was on the "Trans-Appalachian West of Lewis & Clark."
John Docktor represented the Washington Map Society.
Tom Sander represented CONAMS - the Consortium of North American Map Societies.
Keynote speaker Philip Burden and daughter Samantha before lunch at the University of Denver Events Center.
Diane Powell from the Texas Map Society chatted with Conference attendees at lunch.
Bill Warren from the Huntington Library in Los Angeles and Carol Little. Bill's presentation was "The Man Who Crossed North America Twelve Years before Lewis & Clark."
Local map dealer and frequent appraiser on the Antiques Road Show TV series, Chris Lane, hosted a reception at his gallery - the Philadelphia Print Show West. Here's New York map dealer, Harry Newman a Chris' gallery.
Evening reception in the Events Center garden at the University of Denver.
Dr. Imre Josef Demhardt from the Texas Map Society dons his cowboy hat at the reception.
The 2012 conference was followed by the "Map Fair of the West," hosted by RMMS and the Denver Public Library. Eighteen map dealers from coast to coast, plus the U.K. and Germany, exhibited a world-class collection of antique maps.
Myron West of Far West Maps and Books, Cheyenne Wyoming, organized the map fair. He has organized all of the RMMS map fairs since they began in 2001.
Texas Map Society President Marty Davis at the Map Fair of the West.
California map dealer and 2012 Conference co-sponsor Barry Ruderman describes some ancient map artifacts at the map fair. Over 400 people attended the map fair - a successful closing event for the 2012 Conference.
New President Angel Abbud-Madrid and outgoing President Tom Overton kickoff the "Swap Meet & Cartifacts III" event. Several new members joined RMMS.
Steve Hoffenberg arranges his maps for the 2013 Swap Meet.
Mark Greaves holds up an original copper plate for imprinting a map.
Tom Gallegos demonstrates how to plot a course on a sea chart.
Camille Bradford presents a map of the Pony Express route.
Ron Gibbs shows Camille Bradford a map of where he grew up in Philadelphia.
Dave Cole shows new member Nancy Shepherd his collection of antique American money.
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Curtis Bird uses his wife's hair dryer to inflate a hot air balloon with a map of the world.