After 6 Year Hiatus, Society Back In Action
Very welcome news for antique map enthusiasts who can make it into New York City on a regular basis — the New York Map Society is starting up again. The hope of the society is to make New York an antiquarian map center.
Society Will Meet In New York Public Library
The society will be able to use the New York Library as its home. This is a real plus, given the recently refurbished map room at the library, and the library’s world class holdings of antique maps and related artifacts.
Organizational Meeting On February 11, 2006
Past President Sy Amkraut, former Treasurer Cathe Giffuni, and NYPL Map Curator Alice Hudson are reactivating the society. An organizational meeting will be held at 2:30 pm on February 11 at the library. Alice Hudson will give a tour of the newly renovated and beautifully decorated Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division. The meeting will be followed by a guided tour through the “Treasured Maps” exhibit. For more information, email NYMapSociety@webtv.net.