OLMSTED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE PROGRAMS
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site invites you to join us in celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service, August 25–28!
On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the National Park Service Organic Act, which created the National Park Service under the Department of the Interior. Though much has changed, the mission remains the same as it was written by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. 100 years ago. “To conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”
Thursday, August 25
“America’s Cradle: New England in Photographs,” by award-winning photographer Xiomaro. Winners of “Inspired by Olmsted” art and writing contest announced.
Saturday, August 27
Opening the Olmsted Vault “From Policy to Plans: The Olmsteds Give Shape to Our National Parks”, 12pm–3pm.
Sunday, August 28
Family Day 11am–4pm. “Fairsted becomes Bear-sted” with a showing of Yogi Bear.
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Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
99 Warren Street