Tuesday, November 19th at 6.30 pm, The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure with Cynthia S. Brenwall, Conservator and Art Historian, New York City Municipal Archives

Drawing on the unparalleled collection of original designs for Central Park in the New York City Municipal Archives, Cynthia Brenwall  will tell the story of the creation of New York’s great public park, from its conception to its completion. Her talk will be based on her recently published book, The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure. The material in this magnificent book ranges from the original winning competition entry; to meticulously detailed maps; to plans and elevations of buildings; to intricate engineering drawings of infrastructure elements; and describes how once it opened, Central Park became an amenity to be enjoyed by all citydwellers, whatever their station in life. The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure will be available for purchase. To register, please click here.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.