Friends of Fairsted works with the National Park Service to benefit the Olmsted National Historic Site

Fairsted house with Wisteria and Actinidia, photo by Frances Shedd Fisher

builds awareness of the Olmsted legacy to support the Olmsted National Historic Site

Upper Drafting Room in historic office at Fairsted, photo by Megan Hitchens

provides lectures, research fellowships, and outreach in support of the park’s mission

December 2014 lecture reception at Wheelock College, photo by Joel Veak

promotes the relevance of landscape design history and its influence on present day society

Historic view of the park lagoon

assists the National Park Service with preservation of the Olmsted Archives

Plan of the Parkway between Muddy River Gate House and Jamaica Park

FRIENDS OF FAIRSTED is a non-profit partner of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, devoted to enhancing public understanding of the Olmsted legacy. Fairsted is the historic name Olmsted gave his property in Brookline.  Learn more

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FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE preserves the historic design office, archives, home, and designed landscape associated with Frederick Law Olmsted and the Olmsted firm.  Learn more

NHS LECTURE: Plans, Policy and Passion: How the Olmsteds Helped Shape the National Park System for the 21st Century. October 12, 2017, 6pm Reception, 7pm Lecture. Reservations required.

NPS announces 100,000 digitized items online. Learn more

BEVERIDGE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP fosters the development of Olmsted scholars through a stipend for research in the archives at the Olmsted National Historic Site. Learn more

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Friends of Fairsted raises funds for special programs and projects that support Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and that raise awareness about the Olmsted firm. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation.
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