Join FMOPL in the classroom and in the field in September 2013! Dr. Ed Orser, Lauren Schiszik, and several expert guest speakers will explore the rich Olmsted legacy in Baltimore in a short non-credit course offered through Johns Hopkins University’s Odyssey program. We’ll have two classroom sessions and two field sessions – you may opt to do both, or just the classroom portion. The course is limited to 16, so reserve your spot! Check out the program blurb below to learn more. We hope you’ll join us.
The Olmsteds and Baltimore’s Landscape Heritage
Lectures and Field Studies
Renowned for his work on NYC’s Central Park and Prospect Park, Frederick Law Olmsted, Senior, in tandem with his sons, had a decisive impact on the shape and character of Baltimore’s landscapes, helping to establish the park designs and residential patterns, which mark the area’s topography to this day. This course explores the accomplishments and legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, Senior, who worked on several Baltimore-area projects, and the even more extensive involvement of his son, Frederick Law Olmsted, Junior, from the 1904 and 1926 comprehensive plans for Baltimore parks to specific designs for such parks as Carroll, Clifton, Druid Hill, and Latrobe, and for portions of Roland Park, Guilford, Homeland, Original Northwood, and Dundalk.
Ed Orser, Ph.D., Professor emeritus of American Studies at UMBC, is the author of books on the social and environmental history of Baltimore, including The Gwynns Falls: Baltimore Gateway to the Chesapeake Bay. He currently serves as the President of the Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks & Landscapes (FMOPL).
$62 (lectures only, 4 hours) 2 sessions, Homewood Campus
$155 (lectures and field trips, 10 hours) 4 sessions, Homewood and Field Studies
Lectures: Tues., Sept. 17 and 24, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Field studies: Sat., Sept. 28, 12:30–3:30 p.m. Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park. Meeting at Crimea area, for walk along park trails; Sat., Oct. 5, 12:30–3:30 p.m. Driving/walking tours of Homeland, Roland Park and Guilford.
Learn more about the Odyssey program here.
Register for the course here.