The public is invited to explore West Hartford geography and view stunning hand drawn maps of the region at a discussion Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.
Like cartographers of old, Finn Ashworth, a recent graduate of Conard High School, painstakingly hand drew a complex map of the center region of West Hartford from Fern Street to Sedgwick Road and from Mountain Road to Raymond Road. Finn is inspired by the huge complex patterns you can see in maps. Join us to see his beautiful color work which is approximately 4 feet by 4 feet and includes information on the dates of construction of each home and building in this area.
Dr. Tracey Wilson, West Hartford Town Historian, will briefly review the development and population growth of West Hartford that transformed a small farming region into the largest suburb in New England. A discussion with Dr. Wilson and Finn will follow exploring the evolution of the town center. Come and learn about the oldest surviving house in the area, which homes were physically moved once (and sometimes twice), and what the map can teach us about waves of population growth.
Additional maps by Finn will be on display, and you are invited to bring your questions.
Please consider a $5 donation to support this and future museum program.
Thank you to ESC – Environmental Systems Corp for sponsoring this event!