SKOWHEGAN — The Skowhegan History House will hold a presentation of Bird’s Eye View Maps with Melvin Burnham 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at 66 Elm St.
More than 1,800 Panoramic or Bird’s Eye View Maps of communities throughout the United States and Canada (mostly from the northeastern states) were produced between the 1840s and 1920s. They give a pictorial record of cities and towns during the post-Civil War period that depicts the general life of a community – as would be seen at an angle only a bird could view. These maps include drawings of 3-D structures, roads and streets, bridges, distant views, trees and fields, streams and rivers. Come explore the wonders of Bird’s Eye View Maps using one of Skowhegan drawn by George E. Norris in 1892.
Free. Refreshments offered and donations appreciated.