Manifest Destiny: The Westward Expansion of the United States

January 30, 2014 Updated Jan 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM EDT

Event Details

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Weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday at 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM from January 14, 2014 until April 29, 2014

Location: 453 Porter Ave., Buffalo, NY 14213

Phone: 885-4139



Event Description

January 30, 2014 Updated Jan 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM EDT

Our current exhibit at our Porter Hall facility features maps relating to the growth of the United States from 1800 to 1865. The maps show the changes in the shapes and geographical locations of modern day states as the country expanded westward. The exhibit highlights rare maps that show formalities in the names and locations of our modern day states.
Open Sunday – Tuesday from 11AM until 4PM
Noted documents:
-An 1800 map that shows the state of “Franklin” (Modern day North Carolina and Tennesse).
-An 1822 map that lists Vermont as a part of Canada.
-An 1837 map that claims Missouri was called Jefferson, and Washington and Oregon were part of a state called Columbia.
-An 1857 map that highlights the birth of the Dakota territories.
-An 1863 map that shows Idaho as a territory as large as Texas.

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