Save up to 20% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. Surveying in Colonial America: The Point of Beginning Evening Program on Zoom Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET Code: 1K0114 Tickets Login $20 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $25 - Non-Member Resize text remove add PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Join the Ohio-based team of photographer Dan Patterson and American historian Clinton Terry as they use historically accurate contemporary photos that restage the work of Virginia's first surveyor, George Washington, and his team to provide an interpretive look at the art and science of surveying in the 18th century. The depictions provide insights into surveying as a primary means of building the nation and how early America, particularly the region from the east to the Ohio River Valley, was initially divided and documented. They bring to life the processes Washington employed 260 years ago on expeditions for the Department of the Geographer to the Army, American and French soldiers whose work in the field supported the Continental forces. Through the lens of Patterson’s camera and Terry’s narrative, see what Washington saw as he learned his trade, explored the vast American wilderness, and occasionally laid personal claim to great expanses of land. Terry examines both the profession and the methods of land measurement and surveying in British colonial North America—techniques that did not substantially change until the invention of GPS technology 200 years later. He details the various tools of the trade early surveyors used and how the accuracy of their efforts has proven to be very close to modern measurements. BOOK SALE INFORMATION Purchase your copy of Surveying in Early America: The Point of Beginning, An Illustrated History by Dan Patterson and Clinton Terry here. SPECIAL NOTE: Politics and Prose is offering a 10% discount to Smithsonian Associates ticket-holders. To claim your discount, enter the code SPECIAL10 (no space between letters and numbers) in the “Coupon discount” section on Politics and Prose's check-out page. PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.