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Tour of the Prospect Park Alliance Archives

  • Friday, May 17, 2024
  • 5:45 PM
  • Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (See Event Details for Specific Meeting Location)
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Endale Arch

Endale Arch | Photo courtesy of Amy Peck, Prospect Park Alliance Archives

Title: Tour of the Prospect Park Alliance Archives

Date & Time: Friday, May 17, 2024 at 5:45 PM (Tour begins promptly at 6:00 PM)

Capacity: 15

Admission: Free! (A.R.T. Members Only)

Location: Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (See Event Details for Specific Meeting Location)

Join us for a look at the Prospect Park Alliance Archives, led by  Archivist/Historian Amy Peck. During this tour, we'll see Frederick Law Olmsted’s design in action as we walk into the Long Meadow towards the Picnic House, where we will get a look inside the Archives Room, and see some of the materials in the Alliance's collections.

Please note that part of this tour will take place outside, so please wear comfortable walking shoes.

This in-person event is open to A.R.T. members only, and is limited to 15 people. Registration is non-transferable. Please note that you MUST reserve a ticket in advance online in order to attend this event.

On the occasion that the event is sold out, we highly recommend joining the waitlist. A member of the A.R.T. staff will reach out to you if a spot becomes available. Unless you've been given permission, please do not show up at the event without registering. 


The history of Prospect Park is the history of Brooklyn. Once primarily farmland, Brooklyn changed drastically in the early and mid 1800s. Population boomed and with the swell of people came the need for urban greenspace. Famed designers Olmsted and Vaux meticulously crafted Prospect Park’s 585 acres and the rest is history. 

Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Brooklyn's Backyard, in partnership with the City of New York. The Alliance provides critical staff and resources that keep Prospect Park green and vibrant for the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home.

Amy PeckAmy Peck, Amy has been at Prospect Park Alliance since 2000, and in 2006 was named the archivist for the Alliance’s collections of historic images, documents, and architectural drawings related to the design and ongoing restoration of Prospect Park. Amy has become a leading expert on the history of one of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr.’s most successfully preserved urban parks and is a key resource on that history for filmmakers, authors, and other researchers as well as for the Alliance’s staff of architects and landscape architects. She received her BA in English literature from Oberlin College, and participated in a two-week archival practices training course, the Modern Archives Institute, jointly run by the National Archives in conjunction with the Library of Congress.

Meeting Location

Please meet us at the corner where Prospect Park West begins, on the park side. See the map below for details.

Map indicating the meet up spot at the corner where Prospect Park West begins, on the park side.


Please note that by registering and attending this event/webinar, you automatically grant your consent to be photographed and/ or video-recorded and to the release, publication, or reproduction of any and all recorded media of your appearance, voice, and name for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity in connection with the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. and its initiatives, including, by way of example only, use on websites, in social media, news, newsletters, Metropolitan Archivist, and advertising.

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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