Tuesday, 03 September 2019
5:30 pm doors, 7 pm event
Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!
All ages welcome
Qualifies for “Attend a McMenamins History-Sponsored Event” Experience Stamp.
Why not stay the night? Receive 15% off your hotel room that evening using the code HISTORY2019 or mention it when you call the hotel.
Presented by Laurence Cotton, public historian
Frederick Law Olmsted, his two sons and the Olmsted Bros.
landscape architecture firm left a huge imprint across all of America, in both
urban and rural settings. This combination film screening and public lecture
will detail that legacy, in words and images. Portland based public historian
and writer/producer Laurence Cotton originated and served as Consulting
Producer of the 2014 PBS special “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America.”
The film is a full biographic treatment of Olmsted’s life and career. It will
present the case that Olmsted’s role in late 19th Century America extends well
beyond his storied public parks…and it details the stories behind the creation
of several of those key landscapes.
After a brief intro setting the context, the program includes the
full film. Following the screening, Mr. Cotton will deliver a lecture that
extends and amplifies upon the content of the film, and further highlights the
Olmsted landscape legacy across North America, with special reference to John
Charles Olmsted legacy across the Pacific Northwest, including Portland,
Seattle and Spokane.
Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America is a co-production of
WNED-TV, Buffalo/Toronto and Florentine Films/Hott Productions Inc. (*This
needs to be on the poster, as well as the web listing)
About the Speaker:
Laurence Cotton is a public historian, writer and producer of
documentary films. A resident of Portland for twenty-five years, Laurence is an
interpreter of the cultural history of the Pacific Northwest, and a biographer,
largely working in film, of regional and national figures. Two such films are
C.E.S. Wood, which Laurence co-produced with John de Graaf for the Oregon
Experience series and the nationally broadcast film Frederick Law Olmsted:
Designing America, a project Laurence originated and for which he served as
Consulting Producer. The film was produced by Florentine Films/Hott Productions
for PBS. Laurence Cotton serves as a lecturer and interpreter of cultural and
natural history onboard small ship cruise vessels that ply the waterways and
coastlines of North America. One of his specialties is the Columbia and Snake
These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon, Washington and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.
This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp
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