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Launched for Black History Month: What’s Out There Guide to African American Cultural Landscapes

TCLF announces the publication of a new, ever growing digital guide featuring more than 140 sites associated with African American cultural lifeways and nearly 30 biographical profiles.

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The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF)

connects people to places. TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards.

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PLACES: What's Out There

This searchable database raises public awareness of the rich diversity and interconnectedness of our shared landscape heritage.

Bells Bend Park

Nashville, TN

Ferncliff Forest

Rhinebeck, NY

Mission Espada

San Antonio, TX

STEWARDSHIP: Landslide

The goal of Landslide is to draw immediate and lasting attention to threatened landscapes and unique features, and to encourage informed, community-based stewardship decisions.

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Greenwood Pond: Double Site

Des Moines, IA

This 6.5-acre urban prairie and wetland ecosystem is one of a series of sculptural installations in Greenwood Park.

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Franklin Park

Boston, MA

The largest park in the Emerald Necklace, this landscape was meant to serve as Boston’s “central” park.

EVENTS: Lectures, Exhibitions, Tours

TCLF hosts events across the United States including excursions, dialogues, and tours that highlight the nation's rich and diverse landscape heritage. 

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Garden Dialogues 2024

Washington, DC

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Examples: Landscape name, designer, stytle, location, etc

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PEOPLE: Designers & Stewards

Pioneers of American Landscape Design chronicles the lives and careers of those who have designed our gardens, parks, streets, campuses, cemeteries, suburbs, and the innumerable other environments in which we live.

Pioneers Oral History with Inaugural Oberlander Prize Laureate Julie Bargmann

View entertaining, poignant, amusing, and insightful videos about Bargmann’s life and history.

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1836-1920
1862-1923
1874-1971
1940-2016

Examples: “Dan Kiley” or “Modernist”

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