Olmsted Legacy at the Washington State Capitol Campus
Thursday, August 17, 1:00 PM– 4:00 PM
Capitol Campus – Olympia, WA
Join us on the Washington State Capitol Campus to explore the Olmsted legacy. Historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton will dive deep into the remarkable life and career of Renaissance-man Frederick Law Olmsted, considered to be the father of landscape architecture in the United States.
Cotton will give a visual tour of masterful landscapes designed by Olmsted, with an added focus on the Pacific Northwest landscape legacy of John Charles Olmsted, Frederick’s nephew and adopted son. Historian Jennifer Ott will also present, focusing on Olmsted landscapes in Puget Sound region. Conclude with a guided tour of the Capitol Campus led by Washington State’s horticulturalist Brent Chapman.
Light refreshments will be served.