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April 17, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thomas Crane Public Library
Thomas Crane Public Library
40 Washington St, Quincy, MA 02169
Charles Eliot: Founder of the Blue Hills Reservation with DCR Ranger Dan Byrnes @ Thomas Crane Public Library | Quincy | Massachusetts | United States

Charles Eliot, a visionary landscape architect born in 1859, stands as the founding force behind the Blue Hills Reservation. Instrumental in the late 19th century, Eliot played a pivotal role in shaping America’s approach to public spaces. As the landscape architect for the Metropolitan Park Commission, he advocated for the creation of the Blue Hills Reservation. Eliot’s commitment to preserving and accessible natural beauty endures in the legacy of the Blue Hills, a testament to his enduring influence on landscape conservation.

Embark on a captivating journey through his history at Thomas Crane Library in Quincy on April 17th! Discover the fascinating tales behind this natural gem, spanning over 7,000 acres across Milton, Quincy, Braintree, Canton, and Dedham.

Join us at 7pm from 7pm to 8pm on April 17th at the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy. This program will be taking place in the Community Room in the Main Library. No sign up prior to the event is required. This program is free and open to all ages. Thank you to DCR Park Ranger Dan Byrnes for speaking. We hope to see you there!

Photo by: Scott Hughes