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Architecture on Tap - Jens Jensen and the Prairie School of Design

Thursday, July 11, 2024
6:00 pm7:30 pm

Joslyn Castle & Gardens presents Architecture on Tap, a celebration of the historic communities and people that make Omaha unique.

Architecture on Tap is a happy hour history hang-out happening Thursdays in July and August! Grab a beer from Infusion Brewing Company, explore historic Joslyn Castle, then settle in for a low-key lecture presented by a local expert.

To kick off the series, we look no further than our own historic Joslyn Castle Conservatory to dig deeper on the man who left an indelible mark on our nation's public spaces: Jens Jensen. Jensen is most known for his work in the Chicago public parks system, but when George Joslyn reached out in 1913 to rebuild his tornado-ravaged conservatory, Jensen answered the call. He is most known for pioneering the ubiquitous Prairie School of Design in landscape architecture.

Our expert this evening is Tova Brandt, the executive director of the Museum of Danish America. The Conservatory will be open for attendees to explore, a special treat not available to the general public!

Architecture on Tap is presented in partnership with AO, Lund-Ross Constructors, Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, Hanscom Park Studio, and Infusion Brewing Company. We are grateful for the support of Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Doors open to the public at 5:30pm, and presentations start at 6pm.

Space is limited! Registration is $10 and this is a 21+ event!