Brown Bag Lunch: A Man and His Maps

March 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Join us to learn more about the man at the center of our exhibit, War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution. Priscilla Hexter, art historian and Romans descendant, will discuss how cartographers like Romans made maps in the days before GPS and Google.

This program is free for CHS members and included with admission for non-members. We will provide coffee and dessert; bring your lunch to enjoy during the talk. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 18 by calling (860) 236-5621 x238 or emailing rsvp@chs.org.

Questions? Contact Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at natalie_belanger@chs.org.

About the Speaker

After many years at Stanford University (in California) as an art exhibition curator, art historian Priscilla Romans Hexter is  enjoying the opportunity afforded by retirement to pursue independent research in iconography, the history of cartography and family history.  The latter has led to recent discoveries about the life and times of her three-times-great- grandfather, Bernard Peter Romans, 18th century mapping and social history, and Romans’ part in the American Revolutionary War. The Connecticut Historical Society holds several of Romans’ seminal and extremely rare maps and engravings.

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