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Learn the history of the Olmsted-Beil House
October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Details: Learn the History of the Olmsted-Beil House: Join us for this free event, hosted by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, to learn about this landmark c. 1685 stone farmhouse on Staten Island. Historian Patricia Salmon will highlight the 300+ years of history of the house and area as well as share about the residents and owners of the house from 1685 until 2007. The presentation will also focus on its most famous resident, Frederick Law Olmsted, who lived in the house from 1847 to 1855. Light refreshments and networking opportunity to follow the lecture.
About Patricia Salmon: Patricia M. Salmon retired as Curator of History at the Staten Island Museum in 2012. A Staten Island resident for almost fifty years, she was a Naturalist/Historian at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve in that borough for eight years. Ms. Salmon has authored the books Realms of History: The Cemeteries of Staten Island, The Staten Island Ferry: A History, Murder & Mayhem on Staten Island and Staten Island Slayings: Murderers and Mysteries of the Forgotten Borough. A board member of the Tottenville Historical Society, she is a consultant to the Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries of Staten Island and an adjunct professor at Wagner College in Staten Island.