april, 2022

19apr6:00 pm“Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America”6:00 pm


Event Details

Join Us to Celebrate the 200th Birthday of
Frederick Law Olmsted
with Laurence Cotton, Historian and Filmmaker

April 26, 2022 marks the 200 anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the master designer of public parks and a founder of the field landscape architecture.  To celebrate this anniversary, The Fairfield Garden Club and Fairfield Museum are offering a free screening of the PBS special “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America.” With gorgeous cinematography and compelling commentary, this film presents the biography of a man whose parks and preservation are an essential part of American life.

Following the screening, we will be joined by historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton (originator of and consulting producer of the film) as he does a deep dive into the remarkable life and career of Renaissance-man Olmsted, who was a writer, philosopher, social reformer, advocate for the preservation of natural scenery, and creator of some of the most beautiful public and private parks and gardens in all of North America.



(Tuesday) 6:00 pm