Before I (happily) returned to D.C. last August, I lived in Manhattan for about a year and a half. Among my fondest memories there are the hours and days I spent in one of New York City’s great treasures, Central Park. To wit, a picture I took there after the record-setting snowfall of Feb. 12, 2006:
Today’s “TIH” celebrates the April 26, 1822, birth of “Frederick Law Olmsted, nineteenth-century America’s foremost landscape architect,” who had a big hand in the creation of Central Park.
You can also learn about William Shakespeare’s close tie to Capitol Hill in the form of the Folger Shakespeare Library. (The baby Bard was christened on this day in 1564.)
And if Shakespeare is your thing, check out our online “Shakespeare in America,” the physical manifestation of which is displayed in the Library’s “American Treasures” gallery until Aug. 18, 2007.