Third Thursday Archive

  • Lost at Sea: Charting the Shipwrecks, Cities, and Treasures Lost to the Depths (September 2017)

    This was our first Third Thursday of the 2017-2018 year.

    Join us as we chart treasures from the depths of the world’s waters. From shipwrecks of the Great Lakes and around the world to sunken cities and lost treasures, come explore the once lost secrets of the deep. Drawing from the Clark Library’s diverse collections we will feature maps of sunken cities, famous naval battles, shipwrecks, buried treasure and old nautical charts.

  • Let's Play Third Thursday Exhibit Poster

    Let's Play! - Board Games & Puzzles with Maps (April 2017)

    This was our last Third Thursday of the 2016-2017 year.

    In the words of Roald Dahl, “life is more fun if you play games.” Join us as we roll the dice and highlight the maps of board games and puzzles. Drawing from our diverse collections we will feature maps that were used as the foundation of a variety of games. We will build railroad lines around the world, travel the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon, hunt for Carmen Sandiego, explore the solar system, and build hotels on Boardwalk. If you have your own favorite map game, feel free to bring it along. Remember, when you pass go, collect $200!

  • Soundings: A Cartographic Celebration of Marie Tharp (March 2017)

    Hali Felt, author of “Soundings: the Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor," reads from and discusses the book at 4:00 p.m. Hear about the fascinating life of Michigan alumna and Ypsilanti native, Marie Tharp, whose work led to the acceptance of the theories of plate tectonics and continental drift. After the presentation, explore samples of Tharp’s work and the exhibit The Student Experience: Flappers, Mappers, and the Fight for Equality on Campus, which features Marie Tharp.

  • Wanderlust Third Thursday Exhibit Poster

    Wanderlust: a cartographic expedition in Southeast Asia (February 2017)

    In conjunction with the Women in War Roundtable, the Clark Library is setting off to explore Southeast Asia. Using archaeological and travel maps, as well as 19th and 20th century maps and atlases, we will visit some of the famous cities and landmarks of Southeast Asia. Traveling from Mandalay, Myanmar to Angkor, Cambodia to Bali, Indonesia, we will also explore the history of the region. Join us at the Clark Library and embark on an adventure.

  • Student Experience Bicentennial Exhibit Poster

    The Student Experience: Flappers, Mappers, and the Fight for Equality on Campus Exhibit Opening (January 2017)

    Third Thursday in the Clark Library! Join us for the official opening of the exhibits "The Student Experience: Flappers, Mappers, and the Fight for Equality on Campus" and “Women in War: Wartime Posters of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1950s-1970s).” In honor of these new exhibits, we'll feature maps of Ann Arbor and the history of the University of Michigan, while the creators of the exhibits will be on hand to answer questions. Come and celebrate the University of Michigan’s bicentennial!

  • Exploration Third Thursday Exhibit Poster

    Finding Their Way: Maps of Exploration (December 2016)

    “It’s human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice, really; it’s an imperative.” (Michael Collins)  We invite you to join us as we follow some of the greatest expeditions to uncharted territories. We will feature maps of arctic exploration, the Lewis & Clark expedition, the Apollo missions, and beyond. Come and explore with us on December 15th, 4-7pm.

  • Plotting Revolution Third Thursday Exhibit Poster

    Plotting Revolution: A cartographic look at wars and revolutions in history (November 2016)

    Come to the Stephen S. Clark Library as we look at some of the wars and revolutions that have shaped our modern world. Pulling from the Clark’s vast historical collection, we will feature maps of the American Civil War, the Napoleonic wars, silk maps from World War II, and numerous other wars, revolutions and rebellions around the world. Join us on November 17th, 4-7pm.

  • Happy Birthday, NPS Third Thursday Exhibit Poster

    Happy Birthday, NPS! A Cartographic Celebration of 100 Years of Our National Parks (October 2016)

    Join us for a cartographic celebration of 100 years of our national parks. Come and explore the varied and vast landscapes and monuments protected by the National Park Service. We'll feature 19th century maps of Yosemite and Yellowstone, as well as one of Michigan's own national parks, Isle Royale.

  • I Could Have Mapped All Night Third Thursday Exhibit Poster

    I Could Have Mapped All Night: Musicals from Broadway to Bollywood (September 2016)

    This was our first Third Thursday of the 2016-2017 year. 

    Put on your top hat, muss up that white tie, and come dance down the Great White Way with us. We will explore the settings and time periods of some of the world’s most famous musicals, spanning from Broadway to Hollywood to Bollywood. We’ll feed the birds in London, hear the people sing in Paris, celebrate tradition in Anatevka, let anything go as we cross the Atlantic, have a rumble and sing about tomorrow in New York City, march with 76 trombones in River City, and dance with the king of Siam. Tails optional. September 15th 4-7pm

  • Road to Xanadu Third Thursday Exhibit Poster

    The Road to Xanadu: Charting the Lost World (June 2016)

    This was our last Third Thursday of the 2015-2016 year.

    Explore the lost world with us through maps of real and legendary lost cities and ghost towns. We'll explore the ruins of Persepolis, travel the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, rediscover Angkor in the jungles of Cambodia, and chart a course for Atlantis aboard the Nautilus.

  • Geography of Shakespeare Third Thursday Exhibit Poster

    The Geography of Shakespreae: Navigating Shakespeare's plays through maps (April 2016)

    Help us celebrate the life and legacy of William Shakespeare by exploring Shakespeare's most famous works through maps of England, Italy, Paris, Cyprus and much more. On display will be William Camden's Britannia (1637), maps from John Speed's Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (ca.1610), and early maps of Denmark & Cyprus, as well as many others.

  • Thank You Exhibit Poster with Minerva

    Gifts to the Map Collections (October 2014)

    We celebrate the opening of a new exhibit in the Clark Library, Thank You: Gifts to the Map Collections of the University of Michigan Library. Many of our most important maps have come to us as gifts. We will have several of these on display, including Dutch maps of the world and southeastern North America (1597), the Kremlin (1662), Kyoto (1730), and many more.

  • Community for Victory Exhibit Poster

    A Community For Victory: Ann Arbor in World War II (May 2014)

    Join us for another Third Thursday event in the Stephen S. Clark Library. View the exhibits A Community for Victory: Ann Arbor in World War II and Place: Ann Arbor, plus additional Ann Arbor maps and atlases from the collection. We'll supply the coffee and light refreshments.

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