Elks Temple History Pub


September 3, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us the first Tuesday of every month for History Pub at McMenamins Elks Temple. The pub talks are free. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Enjoy the Spanish Ballroom and novel historical tales while you sip and savor. Want to stay the night at McMenamins Elks Temple? Use code HISTORY2019 and save 15% on your room for September 3.

The Olmsted Landscape Legacy Across America and the Pacific Northwe
September 3, 7:00-8:30 PM, doors at 5:30 PM
McMenamins Elks Temple at 565 Broadway, Tacoma
FREE and open to the public, all ages welcome.

We’re back for the next program and a deeper dive into a pint of history! Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) was the leading landscape architect of his generation, and is hailed as the founder of American landscape architecture. Most recognized for his design of Central Park, Frederick, his two sons and the Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architecture Firm left a huge imprint all across America (including right here in Tacoma!). 

Laurence Cotton, a Portland-based public historian, will present a film screening and a talk that will detail the Olmsted legacy with special focus on John Charles Olmsted's impact in the Pacific Northwest. 
About T-Town ... In 1873, Charles B. Wright, President of the Tacoma Land Company invited Frederick Law Olmsted to submit plans for laying out the city of Tacoma. You can view an original of this colorful Olmsted plan in the Northwest Room of the downtown Tacoma Public Library!