Brass Cannon Brewing Co.

Looking Up @ History - The Frenchman's Map Project

January 22, 2021 - 06:30 pmJanuary 22, 2021 - 09:00 pmDecember 4 - 5, 2020, 6:30pm - 9pm
Venue: 
Brass Cannon Brewing Company
5476 Mooretown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188
United States 5476 Mooretown Rd Williamsburg 23188

With permission from The College of William and Mary Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, who has the original Frenchman’s Map, the project team at The Cannon Tap Room of Brass Cannon Brewing, headed by Phil Norfolk, is replicating the Frenchman’s Map to cover the entire ceiling of the main tap room. On Friday, December 4th 2020, there will be a small gathering to mark the installment of the first tile in this series. A Brief History of The Frenchman’s Map – The Frenchman’s Map of 1782 Williamsburg is a to scale map probably drawn by one or more French Military Officer(s). It is also known as The Bible of the Restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, having served as one of the guides, and some say perhaps the most important guide, to the archaeological restoration of Colonial Williamsburg as we experience it today.