Guided Tours Scheduled as Part of Olmsted Bicentennial

A series of tours of open spaces, parks and gardens connected to Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. is scheduled in October around Long Island.

The tours, called What’s Out There Weekend: Olmsted on Long Island, include:

Oct. 22

  • Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve,  11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., led by Jessica Brassler of The Caumsett Foundation 
  • Memorial Cemetery of St. John’s Church, noon – 1:30 p.m., led by Patricia O’Donnell of Heritage Landscapes LLC
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 12:30 – 2 p.m.,  led by Daniel Miller of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Oct. 23

  • Conklin Amphitheater at Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 2-3:30 p.m., led by Bruce Baumann of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception and Stephen Ubertini
  • Oheka Castle, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m., led by Paul Mateyunas, a Gold Coast historian

All tours are free butregistration is required.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation said the nationwide program “reveals the stories of places that are part of our daily lives.” The tours  is part of the national recognition of this year’s bicentennial of the birth of Olmsted and follows the Oct. 20-21 Olmsted Symposium: Situating the Residential Projects of the Olmsted Firm at Planting Fields.

Olmsted, best known for designing Central Park in New York City, and was responsible for numerous park landscaping projects around the world.


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