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By the Book | Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Cleveland History Center

  • Date Saturday, August 06, 2022
  • Time 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Cleveland History Center

The Lower Crawford Gallery is under renovation and currently unavailable. The Cleveland History Center houses exhibits that tell the story of Northeast Ohio through items, documents, and artifacts from a variety of collections. Through the use of its vast and varied... more

Join historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton at the Cleveland History Center on August 6th from 1:00pm – 2:30pm as he does a deep dive into the remarkable life and career of the Renaissance-man Frederick Law Olmsted, the master designer of public parks and a founder of the field landscape architecture. In his presentation, Laurence will talk about the influences of design traditions, aesthetics and philosophies that influenced Olmsted’s thought—including English garden design, the Hudson River School and Transcendentalism. Tickets are available for $15 (free for members) and can be purchased at www.wrhs.org

By the Book | Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

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