Leff to discuss Frederick Law Olmsted

Gunn Memorial Library in Washington will present a program, “On the Paths of Genius: Finding Frederick Law Olmsted in Connecticut,” Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

David Leff, local author, poet historian and past recipient of the Olmsted Scholars Award, will lead the program at the Wykeham Road library.

Leff will recount the story of Olmsted, America's "father of landscape architecture."

Born in Hartford in 1822, Olmsted went on to design major parks in New York, including Central and Prospect parks, Boston, Washington D.C., and outdoor national treasures in many other cities.

Among his Connecticut designs, Leff will dicsuss Seaside and Beardsley parks in Bridgeport, Walnut Hill in New Britain, and the Institute of Living campus in Hartford.

For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7586.