Shaping Washington Square Park, Past and Present
Date & Time: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 @ 6 PM
Join Sheryl Woodruff, Community Development Director of the Washington Square Park Conservancy, as she explores the design of Washington Square Park from past to present. Learn about changes to this landscape from its early days as a Potters Field to its 21st-century renovation and meet the people and institutions that have impacted this beloved public space. The talk will explore how its central fountain has been controversial from the early days and which parts of the current design were inspired by past design elements. This small but mighty green space has served our community for generations—get the inside scoop in this virtual lecture.
Sheryl Woodruff is Community Development Director of the Washington Square Park Conservancy. Previously, she served with Village Preservation, the Paley Center for Media, the Connecticut Historical Society, and the Nathan Hale Homestead. From 2008-2013 she served on the board of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition. Currently, she serves on the board of the St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund. Sheryl holds a BA from Boston University and an MA in History from the University of Connecticut.