Camden and the Camden Public Library will be joining the nationwide “Olmsted 200” celebration of the work and philosophy of the Olmsted firm over the past two hundred years of American park design. Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. was born in 1822, and his and his sons’ designs of parks and landscapes have had an enormous impact on the philosophy and appearance of public spaces in the country in general and Camden in particular.

The Camden library will offer an exhibit celebrating Harbor Park and the Village Green as part of Camden’s “Olmsted 200” celebration. The exhibit will portray in photographs and text of the Olmsted design philosophy, vintage construction photographs, modern color photographs, and the story of how the Park came to be, thanks to the generosity, vision, and talent of Mary Louise Curtis Bok as well as Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. The Library exhibit will be on display for the month of October in the library’s Picker Room.