What’s Out There Weekend Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Schedule of Free Tours Posted – Reservations Being Accepted for April 14-15, 2018 Event

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What’s Out There Weekend Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Schedule of Free Tours Posted – Reservations Being Accepted for April 14-15, 2018 Event

What’s Out There Weekend Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Schedule of Free Tours Posted – Reservations Being Accepted for April 14-15, 2018 Event
Feb 26, 2018

Media Contact: Nord Wennerstrom | T: 202.483.0553  | M: 202.225.7076 | E: nord@tclf.org


More than two dozen sites throughout the Research Triangle area included in free, expert-led tours

Washington, D.C. (February 27, 2018) – On April 14-15, 2018, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will host What’s Out There Weekend Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, offering residents and visitors free, expert-led tours of more than two dozen public parks, campuses, and open spaces in the North Carolina’s Research Triangle. The tours are free, but registration is required. In addition to the tours, TCLF will publish a printed guide to the area and will launch an online, interactive What’s Out There Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill City Guide that includes overarching narratives, maps, historic and contemporary photographs, and concise essays about each site.

The Weekend will follow the April 13, 2018, conference Leading with Landscape IV: Transforming North Carolina’s Research Triangle, which features leaders in landscape architecture and urban planning from throughout the U.S. and Europe. Early-bird registration for the conference has been extended through February 28; complete details are available on the conference website

TCLF’s What’s Out There Weekend tours enable people to discover the design history of places they may pass every day but don’t necessarily know about. Expert guides provide rich stories, personal anecdotes, and keen observations about each site, landscape architecture, city shaping, and design.

All the tours are free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Tours will be led landscape architects, historians, and academics and will include the following sites:

Raleigh

  • Downtown Raleigh/William Christmas Plan
  • Fayetteville Street
  • Capital Area Greenway System
  • Pullen Park
  • John Chavis Memorial Park
  • Dorothea Dix Park
  • Historic Yates Mill County Park
  • Raleigh Rose Garden-Little Theatre
  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • Museum Park, North Carolina Museum of Art
  • North Carolina State University: Main Campus, Centennial Campus, JC Raulston Arboretum

Durham

  • American Tobacco Trail
  • Duke University: East and West Campuses, Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Chapel Hill

  • UNC Chapel Hill

TCLF’s What’s Out There Weekends dovetail with the organization’s web-based What’s Out There, the nation’s most comprehensive searchable database of historic designed landscapes. The database currently features more than 2,000 sites, 11,000 images, and 1,000 designer profiles. What’s Out There is optimized for iPhones and similar handheld devices and includes What’s Nearby, a GPS-enabled function that locates all landscapes in the database within a specified walking distance (ten, twenty, or 30 minutes away) or within a customizable radius of any given location. 

What’s Out There Weekend Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill is presented in association with local and national partners, with generous support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Victor Stanley, Bartlett Tree Experts, and others. The City of Raleigh, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Greenways Incorporated, and the NC State College of Design Landscape Architecture Department provided research, photography, and guidance.

About The Cultural Landscape Foundation

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1998 to connect people to places. TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards. Through its website, publishing, lectures, and other events, TCLF broadens support and understanding for cultural landscapes.