Frederick Law Olmsted: From Pear Trees to Parks
January 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us to learn how a Staten Island farmer who’d changed careers often enough to live in modern times, became the nation’s most celebrated park designer and influenced generations of Americans. Olmsted lived in a farmhouse on Staten Island from 1845-53 and the 1685 home is still standing in a NYC Park on Staten Island. Join us to learn the many fascinating and little-known details of the story. Hosted by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House (olmstedbeilhouse.org) Presented by Matt Falber.
About Matt Falber – Matt is the owner and operator of Central Park Sunset Tours, where he has extensively researched Central Park. He is also a regular contributor to the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries of the Museum” and “Monumental Mysteries.” In 2013, Matt started non-profit, Central Park Arch Project in order to advocate for the use of historical safety measures to improve the park’s transportation infrastructure. He currently is a passionate actor, creator and storyteller as well as a valued board member of Friends of Olmsted-Beil House.