Maps have always made faraway places real. The maps in this
exhibit are farther away from us in time than in space. They show a
familiar placeMichiganin earlier times, from other perspectives.
Cool About Maps? features 29 maps from the collection of the Jesse
Besser Museum, Alpena, Michigan. The exhibit was at the Michigan Historical
Museum, Lansing, Michigan, in 2001.
online minitour of the exhibit features one map from each of seven themes.
Visit each of the themes by clicking on the titles in the left
column. The map images were photographed under existing light
conditions in the gallery. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
read a brief description of each map in the exhibit, go to "The