Event Calendar

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

Walk: Invasion of the Aliens! Exploring Invasive Plants in Olmsted Park

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 10, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meets at the Pond Avenue parking lot near Route 9/Boylston Street and behind the Brook House high-rise complex (walk from Brookline Village MBTA stop).

View the landscape through a different lens during this in-depth exploration of invasive plant species, while learning about the history of this lesser known segment of the Emerald Necklace.

Walk: Revere Beach: Charles Eliot's Vision

Free and open to the public.

Friday, July 25, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meets at the pavilion across from Kelly's Roast Beef, Revere Beach Boulevard (MBTA Wonderland Station, to Bus #441 to Oak Island Street. Walk East to beach)

Take a summer stroll along America's oldest public beach. Enjoy the sunshine and the waves as we discuss Charles Eliot's efforts and ideas on preserving special places like Revere Beach, as well as exploring the area's long history.

Walk: Marine Park Walk: Going with the FLOw

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, August 7, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meets at Sullivan's Castle Island Restaurant, located at the end of William Day Boulevard in Marine Park, South Boston. (MBTA Bus #9 to City Point. Available at multiple locations including MBTA Broadway Station).

Designing landscapes in tidal areas fascinated Olmsted, from the Back Bay Fens to the Chicago World's Fair. This two-hour walk will examine what Olmsted called "Pleasure Bay" and what he envisioned being the last segment of his "emerald necklace" of parks. This walk is offered in partnership with Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.

Walk: Walking Along World's End

Reservations required. Contact Olmsted NHS for details.

Friday, August 29, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Explore the natural and cultural history of World's End in Hingham, Massachusetts. Join rangers from Olmsted NHS and Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area as they traverse the drumlins that make up World's End Reservation. Discover all the landscape has to offer (including invasive plants) and why this became an ideal location for Frederick Law Olmsted to design a residential community.

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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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