Olmsted NHS Events

Middle Image: FLO Jr. and fellow Yosemite commissioners, 1953


Plans, Policy and Passion: How the Olmsteds Help Shape Our National Park System

This discussion can be viewed on our Facebook page.

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, highlights recently uncovered information about the importance of the Olmsted firm members in shaping the agency.

Rolf Diamant, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Vermont
Ethan Carr, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts
Lauren Meier, Editor, Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted
Lucy Lawliss, former NPS Superintendent and co-chair of the National Association for Olmsted Parks.


"Learn and Burn"

Saturday, November 25th 2017
9am - 11am

We are continuing what has become a holiday season "tradition" with our third annual "Learn and Burn" walk that offers a chance to learn about an Olmsted landscape and burn off calories from holiday meals. The last two years we were at Jamaica Pond. This year we are moving to Franklin Park. Sign up so you can get some exercise, and learn about Olmsted's "country park" in the city! Rain or icy conditions will cancel. This walk is popular so sign up soon!

Reservations are required by Wednesday, November 22 at noon.
e-mail us with name and contact information.

Olmsted Park Bird Walk

Sunday, December 10
9:00-10:30 am

Co-sponsored with Brookline Bird Club, Emerald Necklace Bird Club, and Brookline GreenSpace Alliance

This annual pre-holidays "tradition" will explore birds, especially ducks and other waterfowl, present in abundance this time of year. The walk is suitable for beginners and novices. The only requirements are to bring binoculars and a field guide and to wear shoes you don't mind getting muddy.
Meets at the Daisy Field parking area on Willow Pond Road, Jamaica Plain.

Friends of Fairsted Lecture Series

Beyond Drawings: The Olmsted Archives as Muse and Vision

Thursday, December 7
7 pm

Lucinda Brockway
Cultural Resources Program Director, The Trustees of Reservations

Reservations are required. Please visit the Friends of Fairsted website for more information.


Please call 617-566-1689 ext 238 or 221 if you have a question or need more information.

Last updated: November 24, 2017

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