Please join us for the first Third Thursday in the Clark Library for the academic year. We'll be celebrating the opening of the exhibit, "Travel Through Maps and Narratives: An Exhibition on Travel and Tourism."
Travel, an essential activity of human societies, has evolved into an industry with social, economic and environmental impacts. From pilgrimage and exploration to trade and tourism, advances in transportation have enabled new types of travel and created new places, some existing solely for the vacationer.
This exhibition will highlight changes in travel including information on early pilgrimages, exploration narratives, the grand tour of Europe, women travellers, World’s Fairs, the birth of the family vacation and specialized tourism using maps and narratives from the Library collections.
Many other travel-related items from our collection will be on display for the event as well.