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Laurence Cotton

Frederick Law Olmsted: Bringing Nature to the City and Creating Breathing Space for Democracy

Thursday, October 6th 6-7 PM

Filson Historical Society (In-Person and Virtual Options)

April 26, 2022 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the master designer of public parks and a founder of the field landscape architecture. Join historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton (originator of and consulting producer to the PBS special “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America”) as he does a deep dive into the remarkable life and career of the Renaissance-man Olmsted–writer, philosopher, social reformer, advocate for the preservation of natural scenery, and creator of some of the most beautiful public and private parks and gardens in all of North America.

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