Multimedia Presentations

map of United States with GIS data marking Olmsted-designed landscapes
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Mapping the Work of the Olmsteds in the World: What's in Your backyard?

Recently we have been collecting data to visually represent the work of the Olmsted firms. Based on historic records from our archives as well as sources outside of our collections, we've gathered the longitudes and latitudes of many of the firm's projects.

We've created a Google Earth layer that shows the various types of projects...(more)



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28 minutes, 34 seconds

Can't make it to Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site for a guided tour? Visit the Olmsted Firm from home with Park Ranger Alan Banks. See the offices where landscape architects, engineers, draftsmen, horticulturists, and others worked to design some of the nation's most iconic landscapes.

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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.

Frederick Law Olmsted
Olmsted's Legacy
Enjoy an 8-minute video on Olmsted's life and design inspiration before he arrived at Fairsted, "The Lasting Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted."


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For a while now, we've been building a bank of our digital images to make them more available to researchers. Please feel free to search or browse our collections at For a deeper look at our Flickr presence, click here for more information.
A "photo in a photo" of School Master Hill in Franklin Park

Past & Present Project

How have Olmsted designed landscapes changed over time? That is one of the questions that prompted us to try to recreate historic photos from the Olmsted Archives. Join us in exploring a few parks in the Emerald Necklace, and find out how you can get involved in the project. Learn more...


Last updated: July 28, 2020

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