Celebrate the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, master designer of public parks! Join historian and filmmaker, Laurence Cotton (originator of and consulting producer to 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 North America. Laurence will give a visual tour of representative masterful landscapes designed by Olmsted, as well as his two sons, and the Olmsted Bros. landscape architecture firm. In addition, he will present a tour of select Olmsted landscapes in the Great Lakes states and upstate New York.

This event will be held at Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Bausch Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Highland Park Conservancy.