The Landscape of Future History

April 25th, 6:30pm. The Landscape of Future History

The Webb Deane Stevens Museum is pleased to present landscape architect David Rubin in conversation with Executive Director Brenton Grom. Mr. Rubin, the founding principal of DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, joins us in advance of receiving the Elvira Broome Doolan Medal from the Garden Club of America at its annual meeting in Hartford. His remarks will explore the firm’s ethos of “empathy-driven design,” followed by a fireside chat with Mr. Grom about their recent collaboration at the George Read II House & Gardens in Old New Castle, Delaware, which resulted in a new design for the landscape that will unite many layers of history while serving as a gathering place for the community that helped shape the plan.

DAVID RUBIN Land Collective practices landscape architecture from a mission of empathy, problem solving on behalf of their clients, and empowering constituencies through accessibility (which they define as an “invitation to participate”). Because of their belief that landscapes are written to be read, they strive to manage change in historic landscapes rather than to preserve them wholesale. They “lift the bell jar” off of historic sites in an effort to ensure that contemporary society can access and value what has come before, allowing these public treasures to be loved and understood by the 21st century.

Please join us for a complimentary reception at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

NSCDA-CT and Museum Members: $20 / General Public: $25.


Apr 25 2024


6:30 pm


Webb Deane Stevens Museum
211 Main Street


Webb Deane Stevens Museum