Come to the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Sunday, October 16 from 1:30–2:30 to hear Friends of Buttonwood Park President Richard Leary give a fascinating talk – Buttonwood Park: An “Olmsted” Park. He will share the story of New Bedford’s largest and most heavily-used park. This presentation is a part of Olmsted 200, a yearlong nationwide bicentennial celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. The talk will include an overview of Olmsted and his theory and works, the 1980s Olmsted revival in Massachusetts and the history of Buttonwood Park.

For those interested, a tour of the Park will be conducted after the lecture, weather permitting. Attendees can drive to the Park where Mr. Leary will give a tour starting at 3:00 pm. Details to be provided at the lecture.