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Anne “Dede” Neal Petri named 2024 GCA National Medalist

Olmsted Network President & CEO Anne "Dede" Neal Petri will receive The Garden Club of America's 2024 Distinguished Service Medal.
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Embracing Excellence: Welcoming Mary Caraccioli to Our Board

Mary Caraccioli, Central Park Conservancy’s Chief Engagement & Experience Officer, joins the Olmsted Network leadership team.
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2024 Olmsted Network Award Nominations Announced

Do you know an Olmsted champion worthy of recognition? Let us know by May 15!
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Jacksonville’s Memorial Park Association hosts centennial gala

The Olmsted Network recently presented Memorial Park Association with a resolution to commemorate the park’s 100th anniversary.
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Exploring Historic Roadways: Highlights from Our Inaugural Munch & Learn Lecture

The Olmsted Network welcomed historic roads expert Dan Marriott for a deep dive into the history and modern uses of park roads.
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Friends of Olmsted-Beil House celebrates 5th anniversary

Since the organization's founding in 2018, Friends of Olmsted-Beil House has come a long way to becoming a key destination for those seeking to understand Olmsted's life and work.
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Wheatena’s Contribution to the Rahway River Parkway

The gift that keeps on giving: how the Wheatena Corporation's gift of four acres of parkland to Rahway, New Jersey, in 1922 was the seed that grew into the Rahway River Parkway and, ultimately, the Union County Park System.
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2024 Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship Open

The Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship supports research projects utilizing the Olmsted Archives at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. Applications for 2024 are open through April 1.
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In Memoriam: Ed Orser 

Ed Orser dedicated much of his life to promoting and protecting Maryland’s Olmsted legacy.
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Friends of Olmsted-Beil House awarded grant for historic preservation plan

Friends of Olmsted-Beil House is the proud recipient of a grant that will enable them to prepare a historic preservation plan and schematic design for Olmsted’s historic farmhouse.

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40 Mile Loop continues to expand 40 years after master plan

2023 is the 40th anniversary of Portland, Oregon’s 40 Mile Loop Master Plan, a plan rooted in the City’s Olmsted legacy. John Charles Olmsted’s 1903 report and parks plan submitted to Portland’s Mayor and Park Board recommended a system of parks connected by roughly 40 miles of parkways and tree-lined boulevards. For nearly 50 years, […]

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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Employs Augmented Reality

Earlier this summer, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (Project No. 00700) launched the Olmsted App 2.0, an update to their original mobile app that launched in 2018. The app features updated wayfinding capability, an event calendar, and the latest news. The app also includes cutting-edge technology and imaginative 3D models, through augmented reality (AR), to […]

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Biltmore’s Bass Pond: Re-Creating the Missing Island

Did you know Biltmore’s Bass Pond originally had two islands within it? One of the islands (or “islets,” as landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted referred to them) mysteriously disappeared over the years. However, our horticulture team recently worked to re-create this feature as part of our mission to preserve the estate in Asheville, North Carolina. […]

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Personal Reflections

This blog series explores people's personal connections to the Olmsted family and their beloved landscapes.

Olmsted & Friends Interviews

Olmsted and Friends: Meet Philip Loughlin

Meet Phillip Loughlin, a member of our Olmsted 200 Honorary Committee!
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Meeting Beauty

Jane Alexander recalls living at 99 Warren Street, the home of the great landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Fairsted is now a National Historic Site.
Olmsted & Friends Interviews

Olmsted and Friends: Meet Betsy Shure Gross 

Meet Betsy Shure Gross, a member of our Olmsted 200 Honorary Committee!

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