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Reading with the Ranger at the Library!

Tuesday, April 16
2:30 - 3:30 pm
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA

Join us at the Brookline Public Library - Brookline Village location, for spring crafts and books with the Rangers from Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site!
Activities will take place in the Children's Room Rabbit Hole. https://www.brooklinelibrary.org/events/event/read-with-a-ranger-the/

Reading with the Ranger at Fairsted!

Thursday, April 18
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
99 Warren Street, Brookline, MA

Learn all about trees including how to plant your own. This Reading with the Ranger program will be hosted outdoors with books and crafts on the South Lawn at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

Off-Site Walks

A Garden in the Machine: A Walking Tour of the Back Bay Fens Saturday, April 20th at 1:00 pm CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Join a National Park Service Ranger, and Frederick Law Olmsted (as portrayed by Gerry Wright), as they explore how art and engineering were merged to create a new type of greenspace called the Back Bay Fens. Meets at the Shattuck Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02125

Jamaica Pond: Of Ponds and Plans Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 am
Formed at the end of the last Ice Age, Jamaica Pond served as a source of water for Boston, and later, as a source of ice. Frederick Law Olmsted believed, its “great beauty in reflections and flickering half-lights”, was the perfect antidote for the weary city-dweller looking for a place for relaxation and contemplation. . A National Park Service Ranger, along with Frederick Law Olmsted (as portrayed by Gerry Wright) will examine the natural and cultural history of the pond, and look at Olmsted's plans for this popular park. Meets at the Jamaica Pond Boathouse on the Jamaicaway.


Last updated: April 20, 2019

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