On May 18th, Historic Boulder will host a lively commemoration of Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.’s legacy in Boulder.

Main Event: At 6:00 pm, at the First Congregational Church at 1128 Pine Street, join us for a reception, followed at 6:30 by a lecture by Peter Pollock, FAICP, on “Becoming Boulder: Frederick Law Olmsted, Junior and the Improvement of Boulder, Colorado.” Come learn about Boulder’s transition from a mining supply town to a university town as represented by FLO Jr’s. plans for improvements, and their implications today.

At the reception, be sure to stop by the Boulder Parks and Recreation Department’s table and learn about the Historic Places Plan scavenger hunt, which provides the opportunity to learn about eight historic sites and understand how the department’s plan will steward these resources into the future.

Additional walking tour (limited spots) before the lecture: At 5:00 pm, Friends of the Bandshell will give a guided walking tour of our Central Park planned by the Olmsted Brothers firm in 1924. After the tour, you can walk a few blocks north to the lecture.

Both events are free and open to the public…Registration Required as spaces are limited.