The Olmsted Bicentennial exhibit at the Library of Congress highlights Frederick Law Olmsted’s lifetime and career, from his youth in Connecticut, through his early travels and writings, his creation with Calvert Vaux of Central Park, his work with the U.S. Sanitary Commission in the Civil War, his role in creating a plan for the preservation of Yosemite under public governmental auspices, his redesign of the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, and the impact of his legacy in public parks and spaces around the country, through the work of his sons and their associates, and the ongoing current interpretations and use of Olmsted-designed spaces for diverse experience and enjoyment. The exhibit highlights the Frederick Law Olmsted Papers collection in the Manuscript Division of the Library, as well selections from General Collections and the Prints & Photographs Division, with reproductions from the Olmsted Archives at the Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, MA, and the National Park Service.
March 15 – June 4, 2022
Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, Great Hall, East and West galleries
101 Independence Ave SE