Karen Mauney-Brodek—The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted

Sunday, May 12:00—3:15 PMLibrary Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, 02494

Karen Mauney-Brodek—The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted

Ms. Mauney-Brodek, president of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy in Boston, discusses the legacy of America’s first and greatest landscape architect. Frederick Law Olmsted was born 200 years ago and resided the last 20 years of his life in Brookline. Olmstead championed public parks and designed 200, including Boston’s Emerald Necklace, Central Park in New York City and the U.S. Capitol Grounds.

Karen Mauney-Brodek is President of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, working to restore and improve the Emerald Necklace’s 1,100 acres for all. She led the successful celebration of the Conservancy’s 20th Anniversary in 2018 with the presentation of Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace, a world-class exhibition of site-responsive art throughout the Necklace, and is currently leading a major revitalization of Charlesgate Park with neighborhood group Charlesgate Alliance. Karen is a board member of Preservation Massachusetts, and is a member of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Special Commission, where she aids DCR in improving the management and operations of the resources it stewards.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library and is currently scheduled to be a live event in the Community Room. **Registration is required, regardless, here on Assabet.

Capacity: 7 of 80 spaces available.

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