Please join the New Haven Preservation Trust and the James Blackstone Memorial Library in celebrating Connecticut’s landscape heritage. This event is part of Olmsted 200, a nationwide initiative built upon the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, who is known as the founder of American landscape architecture. Olmsted 200 promotes landscape stewardship and access to outdoor spaces, among other themes. Connecticut has a unique association with the Olmsted legacy, as the place of Olmsted’s birth, early inspiration, education, and numerous Olmsted firm commissions.
In the spirit of Olmsted 200, Preservation Connecticut and the State Historic Preservation Office teamed up to complete a statewide survey and history of the Olmsted firm’s work and influence in Connecticut. Jenny Scofield, National Register Coordinator at the State Historic Preservation Office, and Christopher Wigren, Deputy Director of Preservation Connecticut, will talk about the importance of recognizing historic landscapes, Olmsted firm design philosophies, and the results of the survey in New Haven County—including parks and city plans, university campuses and grounds of public buildings, great estates, and residential subdivisions.
Free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend.