Film Premiere: The Olmstead Legacy

Posted by on October 31, 2010

FILM PREMIERE: The Olmstead Legacy

Thursday, November 4, 2010  6 p.m.
Van Pelt Auditorium / Philadelphia Museum of Art
VIP Reception to follow at Stephen Starr’s Granite Hill Restaurant

$15 for Screening / $100 for Screening with VIP Reception

Reservations Required

To reserve your tickets online and for event information, please click here.

Co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in partnership with Department of Parks & Recreation and Olin

Please join us for the screening of The Olmsted Legacy, a one-hour documentary that examines the formation of America’s first great city parks in the late 19th century through the enigmatic eyes of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought expansive green spaces to dozens of U.S. cities, including Philadelphia.

The screening will be followed by a VIP Reception with the film’s producer, Rebecca Messner, to explore where Olmsted’s legacy stands now and the role that his ideas and urban parks play in our communities today.

100% of the net proceeds will support the ongoing improvements of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

For additional information, please contact Michelle Nicoletto at 215-988-8762 or

With grateful appreciation to The Speedwell Foundation and RedFields to GreenFields Initiative for their generous support of this program.

Omar Blaik, President and CEO, U3 Ventures
Drew Becher, President, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Michael DiBerardinis, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, Department of Parks and Recreation
Gene Dilks
Robert J. Flemming, Chair, Wyck Association
Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton
Gail M. Harrity, President and COO, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jenny and Michael Messner
Rebecca Messner, Producer, The Olmsted Legacy
Laurie D. Olin, FASLA, Partner, Olin
Jane and Robert Pollock
Timothy Rub, The George D. Widener Director and CEO, Philadelphia Museum of Art

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