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Monday, November 5, 2012

FREDERICK LAW OLMSTEAD: THE ACCIDENTAL RENAISSANCE MAN



New York, NY (November 5, 2012) - Justin Martin, the author of Genius Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead, will detail the life of this remarkable man who is best remembered as the visionary designer of Central Park. As a journalist, Olmstead worked for the New York Times at its earliest incarnation, and traveled through the South to chronicle slavery and plantation life. His close observation of the institution of slavery turned him into a fiery abolitionist aiding the free-soilers during the Bloody Kansas struggles.




Olmstead played a key role in the preservation of Niagara Falls, Yosemite and other wild places, as well as leading a medical unit that served as the forerunner of the Red Cross. He settled into landscape architecture in his mid-40's, and his masterful designs include Prospect Park, The U.S. Capitol Grounds, Stanford University's Campus, and the Biltmore Estate.





November 5th, Monday
Check-In and Open Bar at 6pm, 7pm Start
Reservation Notes: Free for Explorers Club members; $20 for members of the public; $5 for students with a valid academic ID. Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383, or send your email to reservations@explorers.org.







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46 East 70th Street (b/w Park and Madison Ave.)
New York, NY 10021
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