Wed Aug 1, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Jacob Weidenmann: Hartford Landscape Architect of Bushnell Park and Others

Sponsored by: Seymour Public Library

The Seymour Library is pleased to have once again the “Bowtie Historian” Jason Scappaticci speaking on Jacob Weidenmann the landscaping genius who developed the first publicly funded park in the United States—Bushnell Park. Rev. Horace Bushnell was referred to Weidenmann by the better known Frederick Law Olmsted to develop the park.
The European educated Jacob Weidenmann took a blighted property in the center of Hartford and transformed the land from a literal pig sty and garbage dump to a tree lined river front property for the diversion of the working poor.
The Park was one of the first of Weidenmann’s many American works in a long illustrious career. Mr. Scappaticci will speak on Weidenmann’s masterpiece in Hartford and his further works.
For further information please contact the Library at 203-888-3903.

Admission: Free
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