Cultural Landscape Video Series

The video series was produced by the National Park Service (NPS) Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation (OCLP).  The first three videos were supported through funds from the NPS National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) and in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education.  The last two videos were made in partnership with the American Conservation Experience.  All videos were made through the efforts of Vanessa Hartsuiker, a digital media production intern with OCLP.

View of the house, gardens, and walkway leading to the house

Chatham Manor

The Cultural Landscape at Chatham Manor

This video illustrates the layers of landscape history at Chatham Manor, a unit of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. The video is based on research included in the Cultural Landscape Report for Chatham Manor.


View of the Commandant's House garden, with low-growing, colorful vegetation flanking the walkway up to the house.

Commandant’s House

Commandant’s House Garden Redesign

This video follows OCLP’s Branching Out program, as they work with OCLP’s Designing the Parks interns to redesign and install a new garden at the Commandant’s House, located within the Boston National Historical Park.  The design was based on research included in the Cultural Landscape Report for the Charlestown Navy Yard.


Photo of cannon overlooking rehabilitated battlefield

Gettysburg Battlefield

Landscape Rehabilitation at Gettysburg National Military Park

This video looks at battlefield landscape rehabilitation at the Gettysburg National Military Park battlefield from 1999 to 2014, recorded in the Cultural Landscape Report for Gettysburg National Military Park, Record of Treatment, Volume I and Volume II.  


Agricultural fields cultivated by Roxbury Farm

Agricultural Landscape at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

This video highlights the  Agricultural Management Guidelines: Martin Van Buren National Historical Site that facilitate collaboration between the NPS, Roxbury Farm CSA, and the Open Space Institute to cultivate land farmed by Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, of which only a portion is included within the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.

View of a road leading to the entrance of the Courthouse

Appomattox Court House

The Cultural Landscape at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

This video depicts the significance of Appomattox Courthouse and the importance of treatment recommendations included within the Cultural Landscape Report for Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Volume II: Treatment Implementation Plan.


Gold sculpture and corner of building in foreground, mountain in the background

Pan Statue, Little Studio, and view of Mount Ascutney at Aspet

The Cultural Landscape at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park

This video follows landscape changes at Aspet, home of sculpture Augustus Saint-Gaudens, documented and guided by four volume Cultural Landscape Reports for Saint-Gauden’s National Historical Park. The reports include site history and existing conditions, analysis, treatment recommendations, and a special volume focused on  hedge management.

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