Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Time Change: Speaker Series Event #1

Speaker Series: Flo Stone and Jennifer Daniels “Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks” Sunday, April 10, 2011 3:00 p.m. in the Barn Sotterley Plantation is proud to partner with The Boeing Company in presenting Flo Stone and Jennifer Daniels in the kick-off event for the 2011 Speaker Series at Sotterley, entitled “Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks.” On Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. Flo Stone, President and Founder of the Environmental Film Festival and Jennifer Daniels, Landscape Architect for the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. will show the one-hour documentary – featured in the 2011 Environmental Film Festival - and share their insights on the film and the significant work of Frederick Law Olmsted, visionary urban planner and landscape architect.

With incredible foresight that spanned centuries, Olmsted brought nourishing green spaces to New York (Central Park), Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Louisville, and dozens of other US cities - including the original design of the Washington National Zoo. Throughout his working life, Olmsted and his firm carried out over 500 commissions, nearly 100 of which were public parks.

Because of the generous grant and continued support from The Boeing Company, Sotterley Plantation is able to offer this important community outreach, fulfilling its mission of serving as an educational resource and cultural venue while it seeks to preserve, interpret and research the plantation’s diverse cultures and environments through its history. FREE to the public. Please call for reservations, as seating is limited: 301-373-2280.

Photos: Flo Stone, Jennifer Daniels, Frederick Law Olmsted

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