Olmsted Legacy

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8 minutes, 11 seconds

This 8-minute presentation explores the ideas behind the design work of Olmsted, as well as biographical information.

 
 
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Duration:
6 minutes, 37 seconds

Over 100 people attended an event at Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum that celebrated the 150th anniversary of Olmsted's Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove report. This document helped form the foundation of the National Parks movement with its call for preservation of places like Yosemite.

 
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1 hour, 7 minutes, 44 seconds

Discover how the Olmsteds shaped the National Park Service and California State Parks and learn how Olmstedian ideas about green space, community building, and public health still resonate today! This virtual discussion on Episode 1 of California Forever ("The History of California State Parks") is a recording of a virtual, public event filmed on August 23, 2020.

 
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Duration:
4 minutes, 30 seconds

Watch and welcome a new elm to Fairsted's South Lawn!

 

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There are no words to this time-lapse video of the removal of the Olmsted Elm.

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2 minutes, 25 seconds

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site bid farewell to its "Olmsted Elm" on the morning of March 30th. The tree had to be removed due to it hazardous condition. The National Park Service hopes to replace the elm with a genetic clone derived from the original tree once the ground has been prepared and one of the several clones, or propagules, has reached sufficient size. The removal of the Olmsted Elm was captured on this time-lapse video.

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 9 seconds

An introduction to the women who worked in the Olmsted firm, their contributions and impacts.

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 21 seconds

In the wake of the coronavirus, having open green space in a bustling city has become more important that ever. Besides the obvious physical benefits of being in a park, there are several mental benefits as well.

 
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Duration:
6 minutes, 6 seconds

Learn more about the landscape at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

Last updated: April 23, 2022

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