Fact Distinguished Speaker: “The Power of Scenery: Fredrick Law Olmsted and the Origin of National Parks”
December 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Next Distinguished Speaker via Zoom: Dennis Drabelle – December 2, 3 PM ET via Zoom
Frederick Law Olmsted saw city parks as vital to the pursuit of happiness and wanted them to be established for all to enjoy. When he wrote down his philosophy for managing Yosemite, a new and different kind of park, one that preserves a great natural site in the wilds, he had no idea that he was creating a visionary blueprint for national parks to come.
Dennis Drabelle provides a history of the national park concept, adding to our understanding of American environmental thought and linking Olmsted with three of the country’s national treasures. The Power of Scenery tells the fascinating story of how the national park movement arose, evolved, and has spread around the world.
Participants in this Zoom event will be eligible to win a copy of The Power of Scenery.