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“The Olmsted Design Legacy: Rediscovering its Creators” Luncheon and Lecture

The Hartford Wellesley Club presents “The Olmsted Design Legacy: Rediscovering its Creators,” with speaker Arleyn A. Levee, Hon. ASLA. Buffet luncheon and lecture at Pond House Café in Elizabeth Park. Arleyn A. Levee is a landscape designer, historian, and preservation consultant, specializing in the work of the Olmsted firm. Author of several articles concerning Olmsted design work, Arleyn’s book, The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape, 2016, republished in 2019, tells the story of a 100-year old garden’s decline and rebirth. Frederick Law Olmsted is recognized as one of America’s greatest landscape architects, and one whose ideas altered our understanding of the natural world. Famous for his work at Central Park, he was born on Ann Street in Hartford and buried in Hartford’s Old North Cemetery. Locally, the Olmsteds influenced many landscape designs, including at The Institute of Living, Trinity College, and at Bushnell, Keney, and Goodwin Parks (Hartford), Walnut Hill Park (New Britain), and at Bridgeport’s Beardsley and Seaside Parks. Fee: $40/person. Register by 3/15/2020 at https://hartford.alum.wellesley.edu/ For more information, contact Beth Ann at 860-729-4150 or blovelandsennett56@gmail.com.
Location Pond House Café, 1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06107
Time 11:30 - 14:00