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April 2017

AGSL Maps and America: The Arthur Holzheimer Lecture Series

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
https://goo.gl/maps/FNDXKcGknhu, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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"Flows of Illusion: Waterways to  the Pacific" Christopher W. Lane Owner, Philadelphia Print Shop West For three and a half centuries, from the earliest days of the discovery of North America, the notion of a water passage across the continent was an idée fixe for many explorers, geographers, and politicians. In the sixteenth century, there was thought to be but a narrow land bridge between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and even when the vast size of the interior of North America…

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Visit Syria with world traveler, Bill Helmuth

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Center,

Photo courtesy of Bill Helmuth. Syria is at the heart of the contentious Middle East problems and solutions.  Bill will personally escort you to the capitol Damascus, full of awe, danger, and intrigue.  We will explore the ancient Roman ruins of Palmyra, which are systematically being destroyed by ISIS, on to the 12th Century Crusader castle, Croc de Chevalier.  We will meet the people of Syria, enjoy their cultures and try to figure out the meandering market places, always tempted…

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