Olmsted NHS Events
Plans, Policy and Passion: How the Olmsteds Help Shape Our National Park System
Thursday, October 12th 2017
Presentations by and a panel discussion with the authors of The Olmsteds and the National Park Service, a new study by the Organization of American Historians and Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, will highlight recently uncovered information about the importance of the Olmsted firm members in shaping the agency.
Looking at the uncertain future for national parks, the legacy of the Olmsteds, now more than ever, offers America a vision for a national park system that draws inspiration from principles of equity and benevolence and relies on professional stewardship employing the best design, science and scholarship. There is an urgency to tell a refreshed National Park Service history that that connects back to the Olmsteds and the responsibility of government to preserve special places for the benefit of all people.
Last updated: October 3, 2017