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Public Wright Sites Swap Virtual Visits

Photo by Jill Richards, courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

As social distancing and stay-at-home orders have swept the country, many Frank Lloyd Wright sites that are normally open to the public have had to close their doors, just when they were gearing up for the spring touring season to begin. These measures are crucial to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the staff, volunteers, and visitors who usually fill these extraordinary spaces with life. It is precisely at…

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Booth Cottage on the Move

The Glencoe Historical Society is beginning preparations to move the original portion of the Wright-designed Booth Cottage to its new location. See our previous coverage for more on why and how this is happening. This process is expected to take place over the next several weeks, and we will provide updates on the progress. Bookmark this article or follow us on social media. Due to the current stay-at-home order in…

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COVID-19 and the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy takes the threat posed by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) seriously. The health and safety of our members, event attendees, and staff is our priority. We are closely following updates from the CDC and local health authorities. This is a fluid and rapidly-evolving situation, and we commit to sharing timely updates with relevant stakeholders as decisions are made. Any important announcements will be sent directly to…

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Nominations Open for 2020 Wright Spirit Awards

Nominations are now open for the Wright Spirit Awards. The Wright Spirit Awards were established in 1991 to honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to preserving Wright’s legacy.  The Conservancy’s Awards Committee selects the honorees, and awards will be presented at the 2020 Annual Conference in Buffalo, New York. Due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, the deadline to make a nomination has been extended to April…

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Save the Date: 2020 Annual Conference

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The 2020 Annual Conference, Interpreting Wright: Visitor Centers and Public Education Programs, will take place September 23-27 in Buffalo, New York. Registration will open in June. In light of the extraordinary success of Toshiko Mori’s visitor center at the Martin House, the conference will focus on the form and function of visitor centers and their associated educational programs. Visitor centers and public education programs have become increasingly integral aspects of historic…

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