Thursday, March 26, 2015

Emerald Necklace Conservancy Annual Meeting

Meeting 5:30pm | Reception 6:00pm | Lecture 6:45pm
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Finney presenting Radical Presence: Black Faces, White Spaces and Stories of Possibility. Dr. Finney is an assistant professor in environmental science, policy and management at the University of California Berkeley, and a member of the U.S. National Parks Advisory Board. Following Dr. Finney’s talk there will be a book signing and dessert. There is no cost for this event but space is limited.

Sunday, March 1, 2015 | 3:00-6:00pm

Jamaica Pond & Gerry Wright Celebration

A celebration of 50 years of stewardship and Gerry Wright’s 80th birthday
First Church of Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist
Centre Street and Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Sponsored by the Friends of Jamaica Pond and Olmsted 2022
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Arthur Shurcliff and the Design of Colonial Williamsburg

Elizabeth Hope Cushing, historian
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
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 with the Arnold Arboretum and the Library of American Landscape History

May 19, 2014

Mariana Griswold van Rensselaer: A Landscape Critic in the Gilded Age

Judith Major, historian
Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA
In collaboration with the Arnold Arboretum

December 2, 2013

The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, Volume 8:

The Early Boston Years, 1882-1890

Book talk by editors Charles Beveridge, Ethan Carr and Amanda Gagel
Panel discussion
Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Research Building
Co-sponsored with the Arnold Arboretum, Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the National Association for Olmsted Parks

March 23, 2013

Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts

Book talk by co-authors Keith Morgan, Elizabeth Hope Cushing and Roger Reed
Newbury College, Student Center
Co-sponsored with the Library of American Landscape History and the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site