In early September, LALH asked members and supporters to help fund a new LALH film, Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts. There was only one hitch:  we needed to raise $10,000 within 30 days.

With your help, we made our goal. Thank you! Dozens of private contributors, in addition to the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects, stepped up to the plate. Your support will help us tell the moving story of how the firm founded by Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. guided the development of Brookline, which proved to be a design laboratory for the many other suburbs and towns the office would design in the decades to follow, throughout the country.

Thank you!

All donors who contributed to Community by Design by October 1 will be listed in the credits. Watch this blog for news of the film’s release later this month, so friends can view the film at via YouTube, where our first three films—Designing in the Prairie Spirit, Fletcher Steele and Naumkeag, and The Best Planned City in the World—have been played thousands of times.

LALH is a 501 (c) 3, educational and charitable nonprofit organization, and we rely on your support to bring our scholarly books, films, and exhibitions into the world. Thank you for making so much possible.

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