These programs are offered to off-site groups, clubs and civic organizations throughout the year by reservation.
Frederick Law Olmsted: Pioneer of Beauty
The firm Frederick Law Olmsted founded over a century ago was involved in over 6000 landscape architecture projects throughout North America. Beginning with the seminal work of New York's Central Park, Olmsted created landscapes that nourished both body and mind and helped to nurture the nation's democratic spirit. The 60-minute illustrated lecture will sample this rich landscape legacy and explore the ideas behind his designs.
Frederick Law Olmsted & the Massachusetts Legacy
The firm Frederick Law Olmsted founded over a century ago was involved in over 1,200 landscape architecture projects throughout Massachusetts, ranging from expansive 500-acre public parks to intimate private gardens. One of its greatest achievements is a six-mile "emerald necklace" of ponds, parks, and parkways that winds its way through Boston. The one-hour slide lecture will sample this rich landscape legacy and explore the ideas that shaped some of the most treasured lands in Massachusetts.
All illustrated programs are FREE and available by reservation. Please call (617) 566-1689 ext 221 or email for more information.