• Design Film Night: Olmstead and America's Urban Parks

Design Film Night: Olmstead and America's Urban Parks

  • 14 Jun 2023
  • 6:00 PM
  • Park View Room, 230 Park Ave., Worcester

Join AIA Central Massachusetts and Preservation Worcester for a screening and discussion of the film, Olmsted and America's Urban Parks.

The one-hour documentary "examines the formation of America’s first great city parks in the late 19th century through the enigmatic eyes of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 – 1903), visionary urban planner and landscape architect."

The screening will be held in the Park View Room at 230 Park Ave., Worcester

6:00-6:30 Meet and greet, with refreshments

6:30-7:30 Film screening

7:30-8:00 Speaker comments

Credits: 1.5 HSW/LU 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-night-screening-and-discussion-of-olmsted-and-americas-urban-parks-tickets-639839827147

We will be joined by Alan Banks, who oversaw the historical interpretation of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts for nearly 30 years. Recently retired, he now serves as a consultant to various organizations including the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the National Association for Olmsted Parks. He also is a board member of the Friends of Fairsted, a group that supports Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

Alan has researched and developed a variety of landscape walking tours, slide lectures and presentations on the Olmsteds and their work across to a variety of groups. Alan was also highlighted in the Boston Globe for his walking tours of the Boston Park System. He appears in Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks, and has also acted as a consultant for a variety of other films including Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America. 

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