‘Coming Together’ with Frederick Law Olmsted
Thursday, June 15 @ 7:00 pmFree
The Medford Historical Society & Museum present the program “ ‘Coming Together’ with Frederick Law Olmsted,” with speaker Isabel Schulman of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline. As the nation’s first landscape architect, Olmsted designed parks with purpose: to better connect people with their health, their spirit, with nature and with each other. Olmsted wrote how time spent in a public park could animate local citizens “with a common purpose . . ., each individual adding by his mere presence to the pleasure of all others, all helping to the greater happiness of each,” and that we “must come together, and be seen coming together.” Schulman will discuss Olmsted’s lofty goals and how he aimed to achieve them in his public works. She will also look at how some key design ideals and features can be seen in the work of Olmsted’s sons and their predecessors in community planning, public buildings, and private estates. Register through Eventbrite.