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SOLD OUT: Frederick Law Olmsted's Legacy of Public Parks

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This event is SOLD OUT. You are welcome to register on our wait list.

Reception to follow

The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public ParksFrederick Law Olmsted's Legacy of Public Parks

Lauren Meier

In this collaboration with the Emerald Necklace Conservatory, Lauren Meier will highlight the parks, parkways, park systems, and scenic reservations featured in the latest volume of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks.She will also explore the park design legacy of the Olmsted firm, which carried Olmsted’s innovation into the 20th century.

Lauren Meier is an award-winning landscape architect specializing in historic preservation. Meier became the founding coordinator of the National Park Service's Historic Landscape Initiative in 1989 and received several state and national awards, including one for the restoration of Fairsted. Presently, Meier is the Associate Editor of the The Frederick Law Olmsted Papers,an undertaking by the National Association for Olmsted Parks.

This event is co-sponsored by the Emerald Necklace Conservatory as part of their “Speak Out” series.

Read a Boston Park Commission report related to Frederick Law Olmsted’s work in Boston and other materials related to Boston parks in the Vershbow Special Collections Reading Room.

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