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Map Collector and Dealer to Lecture

Page Stockwell, owner of Page Stockwell Old Maps and Prints in Portland, Oregon, will give a gallery talk on the history of Northwest mapmaking on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University. Admission is free.

Stockwell will trace developments from the printing of the first map of the region in the 16th century to the final setting of the border between the United States and Canada in the 19th century.

Stockwell's gallery talk will be followed by a walk-through of the exhibition, "Mapping the Pacific Northwest: Mapmaking, Myth-breaking, and Empire-building, 1597-1860," currently on view at the Hallie Ford Museum through Aug. 21. Stockwell lent many of the maps to the exhibition and served as co-curator of the exhibition with Hallie Ford Museum researcher David Roberts.

The Hallie Ford Museum is located at 700 State Street (corner of State and Cottage Streets) in downtown Salem near the campus of Willamette University. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed on Sunday and Monday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free and Tuesday is an admission-free day.

For further information, please call 503-370-6855.

07-23-2004