Category: Olmsted 200

Field Notes

GCA initiative strengthens Olmsted landscapes

Prompted by The Garden Club of America’s PARKS: Where Nature Meets Community initiative, many clubs across the country dedicated 2021 and 2022 to bettering Olmsted parks and landscapes.
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Olmsted 200: Looking to the Future

The Olmsted 200 campaign has sparked a rededication to parks and landscapes across the country—but the work is far from over!
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Crowds enjoy Boston’s Emerald Necklace in honor of Olmsted

Parkfest, which spanned the entire length of the Emerald Necklace, was the capstone event of Boston’s local bicentennial campaign.
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Planting Fields Foundation to Host Symposium on Olmsted Firm Residential Projects

Planting Fields Foundation is keeping busy! In October, the organization is hosting several events for Olmsted 200, including a special reception at a private estate, a major two-day symposium, and a weekend of tours of Olmsted-designed sites on Long Island, NY.
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In Memoriam: Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.

Olmsted 200 remembers Herbert V. Kohler, Jr. as a dedicated Olmsted-fan and engaged member of the Olmsted 200 Honorary Committee.
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In Memoriam— Marshall Webb

Olmsted 200 is saddened by the loss of Marshall Webb.
Conservation & Advocacy

NAOP To Receive Prestigious Medal from American Society of Landscape Architects

NAOP is among the 2022 Honors Recipients announced by the American Society of Landscape Architects on Tuesday. NAOP will receive the Olmsted Medal.
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Recap: Olmsted Bicentennial Gala

As the managing partner of Olmsted 200, the National Association for Olmsted Parks hosted a gala in Chicago in honor to #CelebrateOlmsted. The drew nearly 100 partners, supporters, and scholars from across the country.
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Tributes from Olmsted Bicentennial Gala in Chicago

At the Olmsted Bicentennial Gala in Chicago on June 17, 2022, friends offered moving tributes to FLO.
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Celebrating Olmsted in Chicago 

On June 17-18, NAOP will be in Chicago to #CelebrateOlmsted! If you plan to join us for the festivities, this blog will provide you with everything you need to know, including events and other opportunities to mark the bicentennial year of Frederick Law Olmsted.
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UGA Hosts Month of Events to #CelebrateOlmsted

The University of Georgia College of Environment + Design hosted several events in recognition of Frederick Law Olmsted and his impact on the American landscape.
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Celebrating FLO at Niagara Falls

This blog highlights Olmsted's connection to Niagara Falls and the special event on his 200th birthday.
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Celebrating Frederick Law Olmsted’s Legacy in Milwaukee

The champion of “parks for all people” is being honored locally—and nationally—for his visionary contribution. A public exhibition devoted to his work in Milwaukee opens at Villa Terrace on April 14.
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Tributes from Olmsted Birthday Gala in NYC

At the Olmsted Birthday Gala in New York City on April 25, 2022, Laurie Olin, Mike Messner and Sara Zewde, all members of the Olmsted 200 Honorary Committee, offered moving tributes to FLO. At the conclusion of their tributes, author Hugh Howard offered a toast to FLO as the grand finale of the evening.
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Chicago Celebrates Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th Birthday

"Olmsted left a remarkable legacy as an author, social reformer, and conservationist, and, most notably, as the nation’s pre-eminent landscape architect. As he produced extremely important work here in Chicago, we are pulling out all of the stops to honor this milestone."