National Park Service Presentation on Frederic Law Olmsted Tonight at the Library

The talk starts at 7 p.m., cohosted by the Swampscott Historical Society and the Swampscott Historical Commission.


Swampscott owns the distinction of having a location on the National Register of Historic Places.

That location is the Olmsted Historic District, a subdivision laid out by Olmsted on the former Mudge Estate.

Tonight at 7 at the Swampscott library, Supervisory Park Ranger Alan Banks of the Frederick Law Olmsted Historic Park will talk about the landscape designs of the Olmsted District in Swampscott and the Emeral Necklace in Boston.

Olmsted founded a firm that brought the beauty of the natural world to urban and other areas throughout America at a time of rapid industrialization.

The firm's work, according to the National Park Service's website on Olmsted, included 6000 landscape projects in North America, among them New York's Central Park.

" ... Olmsted created landscapes that nourished both body and mind and helped to nurture the nation's democratic spirit," the National Park Service site states.

Wednesday's presentation is being co-hosted by the Swampscott Historical Commission and the Swampscott Historical Society.  

There is no charge for members, and all are welcome to attend.  For non-members, a $5 donation is suggested. Refreshments will be served.




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