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Pub Night Talk at McMenamins: “The Olmsted Landscape Legacy Across America and the Pacific Northwest”

January 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


WHO: Portland-based historian Laurence Cotton, who served as consulting producer on the 2014 PBS documentary “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America. 


WHAT: Pub Night Talks is a free monthly lecture series featuring the work of experts from the University of Washington and the local community, cosponsored by UW Bothell and McMenamins. Topics have ranged from black holes and butterflies to ecological resistance and storytelling through engineering. 


WHEN: 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Doors open at 6 p.m.  


WHERE: Haynes’ Hall, McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell.  


WHY: Cotton screens the documentary and lectures on Olmsted’s legacy of including green spaces in urban planning in the late 19th century, including New York’s Central Park. Cotton also references the work of Olmsted’s son, John Charles Olmsted, who designed parks in Seattle (an “emerald necklace” of dozens of miles of scenic boulevards, according to historylink.org), Portland and Spokane in the early 1900s.  


HOW: Free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Seating: first come, first served. Talk followed by Q&A.   


MORE: https://www.uwb.edu/advancement/speakers or https://www.mcmenamins.com/history 


CONTACT: Maria Lamarca Anderson 206-960-3851 mobile, mariala@uw.edu. Follow us on Twitter @UWBothell. 

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January 29, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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UW Bothell


Hayne’s Hall – McMenamins Anderson School
18607 Bothell Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011 United States
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