Virtual Program: Vaux & Olmsted: Public Spaces, Private Lives
Turnstile Tours is moving their programming online as a way to continue providing quality historical content to New York audiences and retain their staff in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. There is a wide variety of experiences to choose from—peruse the full line-up on the Turnstile Tours website!
In this Wednesday, May 27 program, Turnstile Tour guides will go into the history of the duo that forever changed the landscape of New York City. Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted are best known for designing landmark landscapes in New York City and across the country, most notably Prospect Park and Central Park. Both men had wildly different lives and careers before their collaboration began, and yet they found incredible chemistry and creative energy together, though later their lives again diverged. This program will look closely at the biographies of both men and how their life experiences and outlooks are reflected in the spaces they created together.