2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, social reformer and visionary founder of American landscape architecture. To mark this milestone, organizations and individuals around the country have planned Olmsted 200, a coordinated national and local celebration.
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Research & Writings
Library of Congress Presents December Crowdsourcing Transcription ChallengeThe Library of Congress needs help with a special transcription project.
Parks & Public Spaces
Exploring the Olmsted Legacy in Maryland: How the Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks & Landscapes Can HelpAs its contribution to Olmsted 200, the FMOPL Archives Committee has compiled a Master List of the digital and archival records for projects throughout Maryland that involved the Olmsted firm— 136 projects in all! They seek to foster research on Maryland Olmsted Projects.
NAOP Recognizes Commitment to Olmsted LegacyThe National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP) honored four dedicated individuals for their accomplishments at a special luncheon in San Francisco.
Landscape Architecture & Design
How to be a long-term thinker in a short-term world?Frederick Law Olmsted's legacy is an important one for landscape students in Taiwan. In this blog, the author explores how they can benefit from learning more about his life before Central Park.
Olmsted 200 Comes to ASLA Conference with “Big Head Fred”Attending ASLA’s upcoming conference in San Francisco? Don’t miss the Olmsted Pavilion at expo booth 265 for programing, swag, and even photos with FLO.
NAOP President’s Award Recipients Honored with Custom Oak & Oscar WatchTo mark the bicentennial, Oak & Oscar have created three commemorative Olmsted watches to #CelebrateOlmsted. Two watches will serve as awards, while the third watch will be raffled in support of NAOP’s work.
Olmsted 200: Looking to the FutureThe Olmsted 200 campaign has sparked a rededication to parks and landscapes across the country—but the work is far from over!