Norman B. Leventhal, August 30, 1917 – April 5, 2015
Norman B. Leventhal believed that maps could engage people’s curiosity about the world and enhance our understanding of geography, history, world cultures, and citizenship. In 2005, Norman sought to put that belief into practice, establishing the Map Center through his generosity at the Boston Public Library.
Norman said, “To read a map is to venture off on a wonderful journey of exploration and discovery, and what better way to share that profound experience than through the Boston Public Library? Our goal is to help this great City build on its foundation of education and opportunity that is ‘Free to All’.”
We are inspired each day to realize Norman's vision, and will be forever grateful for his incredible guidance and support.
Janet Spitz, Executive Director