Please join us in celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. The celebration, known as Olmsted 200, is national and local, empowering cities, parks, local organizations of every kind and individuals around the country to be creative in how they engage the values and vision of Olmsted.
Campaign activities will begin in early 2021 and run through Olmsted’s bicentennial year, ending on December 31, 2022. We urge you to develop plans now. And there’s no limit. Many organizations are already planning events, including political outreach, public education and conferences concerning Olmsted designs and more. Through education and advocacy at the local and national level, the campaign will ensure that Olmsted’s legacy endures by renewing public and policy commitment to our natural and historical heritage.
This campaign will only be as effective as its partners. We are counting on you! We want this celebration to involve as many people as possible. However you get involved, these toolkits should make it easier. We have three toolkits to serve as essential guides for you. In them you’ll find:
- Steps for sharing a story, whether through earned or social media
- Tips for how to share your resources to maximize their impact
- Guidance for how to plan and stage an event honoring Olmsted and his anniversary
- Templates for invitations, signage, flyers, press releases and other tools