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Frederick Law Olmsted’s Wild America

Frederick Law Olmsted is known as the greatest urban landscape designer in American history — a well-deserved accolade indeed, as his visions for Central Park, the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, and hundreds of other projects give testament to today.

But one aspect of Olmsted’s accomplishments has been greatly overlooked — his role in preserving wonders such as Yosemite, Niagara Falls, and huge expanses of forest surrounding the Biltmore Estate near Ashville, North Carolina.

Author/historian Jeffrey Ryan will present a deep dive into this aspect of Olmsted’s life and legacy as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s programming through New Hamshire’s Granite State College. The class will be presented via Zoom video conferencing software.

Enrollment and pre-registration is required. The class is free to OLLI members and $20 for non-members..

For more information, visit the OLLI at Granite State College home page.

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Sep 21 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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