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In Their Footsteps Speakers Series
Published: 09/27/2017  Updated: 09/28/2017

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park presents "In Their Footsteps" autumn speaker series: America's Master Park Maker, on Sunday October 15.

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop announces the next "In Their Footsteps" autumn speakers event.
America's Master Park Maker: Frederick Law Olmsted will be shared by Laurence Cotton on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

This unique program starts at 1pm and includes a 60 minute screening of the movie, Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, a co-production of WNED-TV, Buffalo/Toronto and Florentine Films/Hott Productions Inc. Laurence Cotton spearheaded this 2014 PBS special, and served as principal researcher and consulting producer.

From Central Park to the White House Grounds to Seattle's Volunteer Park, the Olmsted family left a huge imprint across North America, including our National Park System. Here in the Pacific Northwest, John Charles Olmsted master-planned the entire park systems of Portland, Seattle, and Spokane and contributed to the designs of numerous college and university campuses.

Historian Laurence Cotton is a writer, film producer, and storyteller who has contributed to the production of many historical and biographical films for regional and national public television.

Other upcoming speaker series programs include:
November 19 – A Town Called Seaside by Gloria Linkey
December 17 – Channeling Your Inner Lewis & Clark by Richard Brenne

In Their Footsteps speaker series is an opportunity to meet scholars, authors, and artists. Join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture. This free forum is presented at 1pm on Sundays in the Netul River Room at Fort Clatsop Visitor Center, Lewis and Clark National Historic Park.

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.

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