Exhibitions

At the Central Library

 

From the Sea to the Mountains

Central Library in Copley Square (Norman B. Leventhal Map Center)
April 2 through August 28, 2016

Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 1–5 p.m.

In 1891 landscape architect Charles Eliot asserted the bold idea to form an organization that would preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.  At a time when land conservation and ‘being green’ was not widely discussed, his vision was forward thinking. Today, the organization he founded, The Trustees, oversees more than 26,000 acres of preserved places from the Atlantic Coast to the Berkshire Mountains.

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is partnering with The Trustees in celebration of their 125th anniversary on a 70-item exhibition, featuring maps, photographs, and historical items from both collections. Visitors will be introduced to Trustees properties, become familiar with a number of distinctive map formats, learn about natural landforms and geologic terms, and cultivate an appreciation for the natural, historical, and cultural treasures of Massachusetts. View the online exhibition.