Garden Masters: The Central Park Archives

Garden Masters: The Central Park Archives

The Municipal Archives

Thu, Jun 6, 2024
10:30 AM- 2:00 PM

Visit the unparalleled collection of original designs for Central Park in the New York City Municipal Archives with the Assistant Commissioner of NYC Department of Records and Information Services, Kenneth R. Cobb, and conservator Cynthia S. Brenwall, followed by lunch and conversation at a nearby restaurant.

These remarkable drawings tell the story of the creation of New York’s great public park by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, from its conception to its completion. This treasure trove of material ranges from the original winning competition entry, to meticulously detailed maps, to plans and elevations of buildings—some built, some unbuilt—to elegant designs for all kinds of fixtures needed in a world of gaslight and horses, to intricate engineering drawings of infrastructure elements. Many of these materials have never been published and are rarely seen.

Municipal Archives
New York, NY

Date and time
Thursday, June 6
10:30 am to 2 pm

$135 for Members of The Garden Conservancy
$160 for General Admission

For more information, please contact the Garden Conservancy by telephone 845.424.6500, M-F, 9-5 Eastern, or email  

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  June 06, 2024 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
$160.00 (Non-members)
$135.00 (Members)

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