Jennifer Ott

Seattle Public Library’s Special Collections welcomes Jennifer Ott, environmental historian and assistant director of HistoryLink, who will speak about the origins of Seattle’s Olmsted Park System, the subject of her book, Olmsted in Seattle (University of Washington Press). The Olmsted parks include Seward Park, Mt. Baker Park, Woodland Park as well as Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park. Jennifer Ott is also the co-author of Waterway: The Story of Seattle's Locks and Ship Canal with David B. Williams and general editor and contributing author of the recently published Seattle at 150: Stories of the City Through 150 Objects from the Seattle Municipal Archives. She has served on the board of the Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks and the Volunteer Park Trust steering committee.

Co-presented with Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks,, Special Collections at the Seattle Public Library. Free admission.


Olmsted in Seattle: Creating a Park System for a Modern City Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933245560
Availability: Ships in 2-10 Days
Published: Historylink - December 1st, 2019

Central Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 2:00pm