200 Years of Charting America's Coasts

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In recognition of the landmark 200th anniversary of the Survey of the Coast, NOAA and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) have created an exhibit, From Sea to Shining Sea: 200 Years of America's Coast Survey, which opens on June 21, in 200 venues nationwide. The 20 colorful posters are illustrated with photos, charts and artwork from the Survey’s archives and will be shown in maritime museums, ports, aquaria, nature centers, schools, libraries and lighthouses.

The poster exhibit represents a collaborative effort between NOAA and the Smithsonian to promote science and technology while providing the American public with a brief education on the roots of federal science in the United States. The posters on display will highlight the history of the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey in three parts: people, expeditions and science and technology.