Join me in Hartford on Friday April 28 as I kick off Olmsted Parks in Transition: Respecting the Past, Planning for the Future, a daylong conference and Saturday bus tour sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTALSA) and the National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP). I'll be presenting my slide illustrated talk, On the Paths of a Genius: Finding Frederick Law Olmsted in Connecticut. There will be talks on researching and documenting historic parks, stewardship, programing, trees, and the value of public spaces. Friday will include a film documentary about Olmsted parks introduced by the director. Saturday's bus tour will stop at notable Olmsted sites in the Hartford area including the family burial plot in Old North Cemetery and Walnut Hill Park in New Britain. The conference is at The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street in Hartford. For more information and registration go to: http://ctasla.org/library/events/Olmsted_Parks_In_Transition.pdf This is a don't miss program for anyone who has ever delighted in an Olmsted park or wondered about the magic of their long lasting attraction.