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Wed, Apr 20


Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Virginia Small

Olmsted’s Enduring Green Legacies in Milwaukee

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Virginia Small
Virginia Small

Time & Location

Apr 20, 2022, 5:30 PM

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2220 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


About the Event

Frederick Law Olmsted contributed far more to greater Milwaukee than the design of three parks and a green boulevard linking two of them. In this slide lecture, Virginia Small will explore how the “Father of American Parks” provided foundational design principles, as well as ideas about urban connectivity and equal access, that remain apparent and relevant today.

Virginia Small, an award-winning journalist and former senior editor at Fine Gardening, frequently writes about landscapes and environmental issues.

This presentation supports the current exhibition, which celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, social reformer and founder of American Landscape Architecture.

The Friends of Villa Terrace Present In the Park with Frederick Law Olmsted: A Vision for Milwaukee (

From April 14 to September 18, 2022 

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. 

The Friends of Villa Terrace are Official Celebration Partners of Olmsted 200

Thank you to our Generous Sponsor of the Spring Lecture Series, Susan Strecker in Loving Memory of Barbara Strecker. 

Doors open at 5:30PM for registration; 6PM wine and light refreshments; Lectures begin promptly at 6:30PM. 

Each presentation approximately 30 minutes to an hour, followed by Q & A. Lectures 

$20 each for Members. Non-members $25. Series of 3 lectures $50 Members. Non-Members $70. 

Reservations recommended. For more information, please call (414) 763-5200


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