Join me on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Guilford Free Library in Guilford, Connecticut as I use verbal and pictorial imagery to recount the fascinating story of Frederick Law Olmsted, America's "father of landscape architecture." Hartford born in 1822, he designed major parks in New York (Central and Prospect Parks), Boston, Washington D.C., and outdoor treasures in many other cities. Among his Connecticut designs are Seaside and Beardsley Parks in Bridgeport, Walnut Hill in New Britain, and the Institute of Living campus in Hartford. Learn how his formative years in his native state influenced his brilliantly executed and far-seeing designs. Discover his years living in Guilford. No one calling Connecticut home should be surprised at feeling some nostalgia while walking through an Olmsted park, however far away. Discover how this master park maker was able to create a sense of nature in the densest urban areas, and why his designs are enduring a century-and-a-half later. Come to the library one day and tread in the great man's footsteps the next!
The Guilford Free Library is an architectural gem on the classic Guilford Green. Within walking distance are many shops, restaurants and historic buildings. A visit to this area is not to be missed. The library is at 67 Park Street, Guilford, Connecticut, 06437. For more information call 203-453-8282 or go to http://www.guilfordfreelibrary.org/