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December

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., 6 p.m. 100 Years of Design on the Land, a new LALH exhibition, opens with a free public reception at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery (between 51st and 52d Sts.) Contemporary photographs of ten important American places tell a unique story of the nation’s complex beliefs and aspirations. The show runs through Friday, March 6, 2015.

2015

January

Online launch of Community by Design, the new film from LALH.

Wednesday, January 21

St. Petersburg, Florida, 6:30 p.m. Lecture, “Beyond Boom and Bust, the Sustainable Dimensions of the New Florida,” by R. Bruce Stephenson, author of the forthcoming LALH book John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner, on John Nolen’s 1920s plans of St. Petersburg. Ray Oldenburg presents a companion lecture on “third places” vital to urban life. A reception precedes the lectures. The program, sponsored by St. Pete Preservation,  takes place at Mirror Lake Lyceum (737 3d Ave.) and is free and open to the public, advance registration suggested. Register online or call 727-824-7802.

March

Wednesday, March 4

Boston, Mass., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, “Charles Eliot and the Modernization of Boston’s Landscape” by Anita Berrizbeitia, Harvard Graduate School of Design, at the Massachusetts Historical Society (1154 Boylston St.). Open to the public, $10 admission (free for members of MHS, Mount Auburn Cemetery and Nichols House Museum). Advance registration requested:  RSVP online or call 617-536-1608. The lecture is part of the MHS spring Landscape Architecture Series, underwritten by Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects and cosponsored by Mount Auburn Cemetery and Nichols House Museum.

Wednesday, March 11

Boston, Mass., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, “The Brookline Troika:  Olmsted, Richardson, Sargent and the Planning of a ‘Model Community’,” by Keith N. Morgan, lead author of Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts, at the Massachusetts Historical Society (1154 Boylston St.). Copies of Community by Design will be available for purchase. Open to the public, $10 admission (free for members of MHS, Mount Auburn Cemetery and Nichols House Museum). Advance registration requested:  RSVP online or call 617-536-1608. The lecture is part of the MHS spring Landscape Architecture Series, underwritten by Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects and cosponsored by Mount Auburn Cemetery and Nichols House Museum.

Wednesday, March 18

Boston, Mass., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, “Landscape Architects: Arthur Shurcliff,” by Elizabeth Hope Cushing, author of Arthur A. Shurcliff:  Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape, at the Massachusetts Historical Society (1154 Boylston St.). Copies of Arthur A. Shurcliff will be available for purchase. Open to the public, $10 admission (free for members of MHS, Mount Auburn Cemetery and Nichols House Museum). Advance registration requested:  RSVP online or call 617-536-1608. The lecture is part of the MHS spring Landscape Architecture Series, underwritten by Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects and cosponsored by Mount Auburn Cemetery and Nichols House Museum.

April

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

June

Publication of VIEW 2015

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