First-Person Portrayal of Frederick Law Olmsted
- – Mar 16, 2017
- Venue: LancasterHistory.org Lancaster County's Historical Society & President James Buchanan's Wheatland
- 230 North President Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
- Times: Social begins at 4:00pm / Lecture from 4:30pm-5:30pm
- Admission: Free and open to the public
- Phone: (717) 392-4633
Upcoming Colloquia features First-Person Portrayal of Frederick Law Olmsted
Horticulturist, lecturer, and John Bartram re-enactor Kirk Brown will return to LancasterHistory.org to portray Frederick Law Olmsted in a dramatic presentation on the life of the father of landscape architecture. Responsible for designing over 6,000 landscapes in North America, Olmsted’s legacy includes the grounds of The White House, Central Park in New York City, and a conservation movement that is still challenging the world today. Brown last visited LancasterHistory.org in April 2016 to portray John Bartram, The King's Gardener, who was America's first botanist and father of the nursery industry in the original thirteen colonies.
Kirk R. Brown is the current Treasurer of the Garden Writers Assocation and has served that organization in many other volunteer capacities. He is a horticulturist, world-recognized botanist, key note speaker, business lecturer, and dramatist appearing across the United States and Canada. Brown is also a recipient of the Pennsylvania Nursery and Landscape Association "Green Achiever" Award for advancing horticulture in Pennsylvania.
The colloquium Olmsted: Landscape Architect & Environmental Visionary will take place in Ryder Hall at LancasterHistory.org, 230 N President Avenue, Lancaster. A social gathering will begin at 4:00pm, followed by the lecture from 4:30pm-5:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.