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.


Wednesday, October 1

Northampton, Mass. The Forbes Library (20 West St.) hosts the LALH traveling panel exhibition, A Genius for Place, through November 22. Located on the mezzanine, the exhibition is open to the public during the library’s regular hours. For more information, visit the Forbes Library website or call 413-587-1011.


Thursday, November 13

Amherst, N.Y., 7:00 p.m. “If Frederick Law Olmsted Had Been an Artist, Buffalo Would Have Been His Canvas.”’ Lecture by Francis R. Kowsky, author, Best Planned City in the World 7:00 p.m., Jeanne File Room, 4380 Main St., Amherst, N. Y.   Jeanne File Art History Lecture Series at Daemen College. Visual & Performing Arts Center: VPAC20 Sr. Free and open to the public. For more information email


Wednesday, December 3

Boston, Mass., 6:00 p.m. “Arthur Shurcliff: From Boston to Colonial Williamsburg,” a lecture by 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 6:00 pm; 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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