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Frederick Law Olmsted: From Pear Trees to Parks

Saturday, January 18 @ 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.


Saturday, January 18
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


St. George Library Center
The New York Public Library 5 Central Avenue,
Staten Island, NY 10301 United States
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