Wednesday, June 13, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – The Esplanade Association Annual Meeting

On June 13th, The Esplanade Association (TEA) will host its 11th Annual Meeting at The Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street, Boston, and they hope you will join them.  Edward M. Lambert, Jr., Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Recreation, will also address the audience.  With the unveiling of Esplanade 2020: A Vision for the Future earlier this year, increased horticulture care, organizational growth, and more, there is much to update you on.

TEA is pleased to welcome Lawrence R. Hott as the Keynote Speaker. Mr. Hott will present a short clip of his new film on Olmsted which will set the stage for his talk,The Boss of Free Time: Olmsted and the Democratization of American Leisure.  Lawrence R. Hott has been producing documentary films since 1978, when he left the practice of law to join Florentine Films. His awards include an Emmy, two Academy Award nominations, a George Foster Peabody Award, the duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, the Erik Barnouw Award, five American Film Festival Blue Ribbons, Fourteen CINE Golden Eagles, screenings at Telluride, and first-place awards from the San Francisco, Chicago, National Educational, and New England Film Festivals.

Hott was the Fulbright Fellow in Film and Television in the United Kingdom in 1994. He received the Humanities Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities in 1995; a Massachusetts Cultural Council/Boston Film and Video Foundation Fellowship in 2001; and the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism in 2001. He has been on the board of non-fiction writers at Smith College and has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Massachusetts Cultural Commission, and the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Director’s Guild of America.

His recent films for national PBS broadcast include Through Deaf Eyes, American Masters John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature, Niagara Falls, The Return of the Cuyahoga, Imagining Robert and The War of 1812. He is now producing Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America and Rising Voices: The Revitalization of the Lakota Language. Edward M. Lambert, Jr., Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Recreation, will also be in attendance and has offered to say a few words to the audience.

TEA’s Annual Meeting is a member event. If you are not a member, but would like to attend, please join today!

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