Joining the nation in honoring the legacy of
Frederick Law Olmsted on the 200th anniversary of his birth,
Des Moines Founders Garden Club presents
OLMSTED 200 WEEK
Celebrating Parks for All People
Partnering with Des Moines Parks & Recreation
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Des Moines Public Library
Des Moines Water Works Park
- Saturday, March 26 at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Horticulture Meets History: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Design Principles, Des Moines Founders Garden Club
- Monday, March 28 at Franklin Avenue and Central Libraries, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
“Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America” film and presentation on Des Moines’ park history by Des Moines Founders Garden Club
- Tuesday, March 29 at Waveland Golf Course Lodge, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Author Justin Martin, “Genius of Place, The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted.” Discover why Olmsted may well be the most important American historical figure that the average person knows least about. Beaverdale Books will have books available for sale and signing.
- Wednesday, March 30 at Forest Avenue Library, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
“Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks” film and presentation on Des Moines’ park history by Des Moines Founders Garden Club
- Thursday, March 31 at World Food Prize, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
“Frederick Law Olmsted: 200 Years of Growing America” with actor Kirk Brown portraying Olmsted. A dramatic presentation on the life of the father of landscape architecture who created urban spaces for all people and began a conservation movement protecting our natural wonders that is still challenging the world today. Beaverdale Books will have books available for sale and signing.
- Friday, April 1 at Water Works Park Amphitheater, 4:00 pm
Join the Olmsted 200th Birthday Celebration with Olmsted 200 Week Partners and Supporters.
All activities are free and open to the public. Limited seating at some sites.
Please register in advance at www.dmfoundersgc.org.