Event Calendar

Images 1-3,6-7 courtesy Frances Shedd Fisher, Images 4-5,8 courtesy Jean Stringham.

Opening the Olmsted Vault

Sunday January 31, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
99 Warren Street, Brookline, MA 02445

The National Park Service invites the public for a special afternoon open house featuring original archival materials associated with the Olmsted landscape architecture firm’s extensive and diverse Brookline work. Visitors will be able to walk through the firm’s historic design office, where rarely-shown original plans, photographs, and other documentation will be on display.

For further information, please call Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site at 617-566-1689, Monday through Friday.


Thursday, March 12, 2015
Gary Hilderbrand, Partner, Reed-Hilderbrand Landscape Architects and Profesor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Lecture
Wheelock College
43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA

Talk: “Arthur Shurcliff and the Design of Colonial Williamsburg”

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

This lecture is FREE but requires registration. To register, please see the Arnold Arboretum’s Adult Education Program page here.

6:00pm Book Signing, 7:00pm Lecture

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Jamaica Way, Jamaica Plain, MA

Elizabeth Hope Cushing, author of Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of Colonial Williamsburg, published by the Library of American Landscape History, will speak about her product of years of detailed research based in part on previously inac­cessible records. Cushing has brought Shurcliff to life as one of the most fascinating landscape architects and preservationists of his time.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of Fairsted, Arnold Arboretum, the Library of American Landscape History, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, and the Esplanade Association.

Olmsted NHS Fall Walks and Talks

The rangers at Olmsted NHS are presenting an exciting array of walks and talks focusing on Olmsted and landscape architecture this fall. A complete list of walks and talks offered by the National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site can be found here.

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What's Come

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How to Get Here

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic is open with regularly-scheduled public tours offered on Fridays and Saturdays.

Further information, including hours, tour times and directions, is available at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site’s website or by calling 617-566-1689 Monday through Saturday.

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