A GLOBE ON A NEW PLAN: PETER PARLEY’S TEACHING OF GEOGRAPHY TO CHILDREN IN 19TH CENTURY AMERICA
Join Philip Lee Phillips Society Members and Friends
For a Spring Presentation
In Conjunction with the Washington Map Society Annual Dinner
FRIDAY MAY 19, 2023
Thomas Jefferson Building, Room LJ-119
85 First Street, SE | Washington, D.C.
10:00AM Coffee Hour
11:00AM Lecture and Q&A | in-person and virtual
12:00PM Curated Display of Peter Parley Books
Jackie Coleburn, Library of Congress, Rare Book Cataloger, and Anthony Mullan, Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, Cartographic Specialist (retired), will give a talk on Samuel Griswold’s innovative methods of teaching geography to his young readers as a companion more than as a tutor, telling stories and creating adventures to convey concepts of history and geography. Griswold’s books, under the pseudonym Peter Parley, were immensely popular, selling in multiple editions and millions of copies. The lecture will offer a window into the prevailing opinions and assumptions of pre-Civil War America with Goodrich’s books on geography for children.
Questions? Contact Sara Karrer email@example.com or call 202-707-6150.