America’s Transportation Experience at Hershey is dedicated to preserving and presenting the motoring legacy. Road maps make up a vital component of that legacy. We’re pleased to team with the Road Map Collectors Association to connect transportation enthusiasts with enduring road map history.
With the advent of affordable automobiles, road maps spawned a new trend in American culture: the road trip. From service/gas stations providing wayfinding to government agencies promoting scenic and cultural wonders, travelers came to expect guidance from road maps. Companies such as Rand McNally, H.M. Gousha, and General Drafting distributed millions of maps, and maps’ creativity, artistry, and practicality made them popular collector items then and today.
Finding out more about road maps
Are you intrigued by the road map’s unique and enduring impact on transportation? The Road Map Collectors Association offers insight for map collectors and curious travelers. Check out the Road Map Collectors Association, find out more, and be a part of preserving history.
Classic road map examples
The Road Map Collectors Association is the only non-profit organization dedicated to collecting and preserving historic road maps. Membership is open to anyone interested in collecting and history of road maps. The IRS has approved the RMCA as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.