Wednesday, August 20

Publication of Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape by Elizabeth Hope Cushing. Order a copy here.


Monday, August 25

Amherst, Mass. The LALH traveling panel exhibition, A Genius for Place, is installed on the ground floor at Jones Library (43 Amity St.) and available for public viewing during the library’s regular hours.  A public opening reception follows on Thursday, September 4. For details, please see the post below.

Thursday, September 4

Amherst, Mass., 6:30 p.m. The LALH traveling panel exhibition, A Genius for Place, opens at Jones Library (43 Amity St.) with a public reception. LALH Executive Director Robin Karson will make remarks at 7:00 p.m., followed by a screening of the LALH short film Fletcher Steele and Naumkeag: A Playground of the Imagination. A Genius for Place runs through September 28 and is open to the public during the library’s regular hours. Visit the Jones Library website or call 413-259-3090 for more information.

Thursday, September 25

Centre Harbor, N.H., 7:00 p.m. Landscape architect Martha Lyon, a contributor to the forthcoming LALH book A Force of Nature: Warren H. Manning, Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner, lectures at the Centre Harbor Historical Society (94 Dane Rd.) about Manning’s designs for the Tufts family in Centre Harbor and Pinehurst, N.C. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call 603-279-1236 or visit


 Wednesday, October 1

Northampton, Mass. The LALH traveling panel exhibition, A Genius for Place, opens at Forbes Library (20 West St., Hosmer Gallery). The show runs through the end of November and is open to the public during the library’s regular hours. Visit the Forbes Library website or call 413-587-1011.

Thursday, October 23

New York, N.Y., 6:00 p.m. The newest LALH film, Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts, premieres at The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park (64th St. and Fifth Ave.). The film accompanies a lecture by Keith N. Morgan, lead author of the LALH book with the same title. A reception follows. The event, part of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation’s Uncommon Ground lecture series, is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP in advance at or 212-360-8240.


Wednesday, December 3

Boston, Mass., 6:00 p.m. “Arthur Shurcliff: From Boston to Colonial Williamsburg” a lecture Elizabeth Hope Cushing author of Arthur A. Shurcliff:  Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape.  In 1928, the landscape architect and preservationist Arthur A. Shurcliff  began what became one of the most important examples of the American Colonial Revival landscape—Colonial Williamsburg. Cushing will also speak about Shurcliff’s early work in Boston and Ipswich.

Co-sponsored by the Library of American Landscape History, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Friends of Fairsted, the Esplanade Association, and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Arnold Arboretum
Hunnewell Building
Lecture at 6:00pm; Reception to follow
Free but registration requested. Seating is limited
Register online or call 617-384-5277.

Monday, December 15

New York, N.Y. 100 Years of Design on the Land, a new LALH exhibition, premieres at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery (between 51st and 52d Sts.) Contemporary photographs of nine important American places tell a unique story of the nation’s complex beliefs and aspirations. The show runs through Friday, March 6, 2015.



Publication of John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner by R. Bruce Stephenson

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