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National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet Frederick Law Olmsted

National Archives Museum

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST

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Frederick Law Olmsted is considered the father of American landscape architecture.  He may be best known for designing Central Park in New York City with his partner, Calvert Vaux. Olmsted was also an experimental farmer, author, and gold mine manager. During the Civil War, Olmsted was selected as the first Executive Secretary of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, the forerunner of the American Red Cross. Olmsted was ahead of his time as he understood that parks build democracy as a space where all people are welcome, are connected to nature, and feel a sense of belonging and contentment. In addition, Olmsted’s report about the Yosemite reservation laid the foundation for the national park system. Join us to hear from Frederick Law Olmsted as portrayed by Joseph Smith and to celebrate Olmsted’s 200th birthday on April 26.



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