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  Emil Bach House Tours  

Emil Bach House Tours
Wednesdays, May 28 – September 24
Chicago, Illinois


For a limited time this spring and summer, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will hold tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. This richly conceived yet intimately scaled residence was built in 1915 for the president of Chicago's Bach Brick Co. The house has been restored to accommodate meetings and overnight stays. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Louis Comfort Tiffany Exhibit  

Louis Comfort Tiffany Exhibit - Extended
Present-Sunday, January 4
Chicago, Illinois


The Driehaus Museum has more than 60 windows, lamps, vases and accessories by Tiffany on view from the distinguished Driehaus Collection. To learn more…

 
         
         
  St. Thomas the Apostle Tour  

St. Thomas the Apostle Tour
Saturday, July 12
Chicago, Illinois


Join the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust for a tour of St. Thomas the Apostle church, designed in 1922 by Wright’s former employee Barry Byrne. Byrne joined Wright’s Studio as an untrained novice in 1902. His first experience with ecclesiastical architecture was Wright’s Unity Temple, designed at the Oak Park Studio in 1905. To learn more…

 
         
         
   

World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival
Sunday, July 13
Collinsville, Illinois


Landmark Catsup Bottle turns 65, but won’t retire anytime soon. New to this year’s birthday party is the Illinois Trekkers 5k(etchup) Walk and the appearance from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. Plus all the usual family favorites: ketchup tasting, tater tot eating contest, Princess Tomato & Sir Catsup Pageant, hula hoop competition, water balloon toss, Big Bottle Bike Ride, St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders, and the C.I.A. Cruzin' In Antiques Car Show. To learn more…

 
         
         
   

Vienna 1910: A Survey of the City's Architecture and Design Scene during Frank Lloyd Wright's Visit
Thursday, July 17
Chicago, Illinois


When Frank Lloyd Wright visited Vienna in 1910, the city's architectural avant-garde was deeply divided into two irreconcilable camps. An expert on fin-de-siècle Viennese architecture and design, speaker Christian Witt-Dörring will talk about the division that pitted the concept of Gesamtkünstwerk or Total Work of Art against an approach that dictated strict division of art and function. A free lecture presented by Frank Lloyd Wright Trust and funded by Terra Foundation for American Art. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Campout in the Courtyard at Glessner House Museum  

Campout in the Courtyard at Glessner House Museum
Friday,  July 18, and August 8
Chicago, Illinois


The great outdoors are right here in the heart of the Prairie District at the Glessner House Museum Courtyard. Bring your tent and/or sleeping bag and spend a night under the stars with your friends playing games, making s'mores, and watching a movie. No worries about rain, we'll just move our festivities into the Coach House. Space is limited. Co-sponsored by the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance and the Glessner House Museum. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Discovering Bronzeville  

Discovering Bronzeville
Saturday, July 19


Discovering Bronzeville is a 2-hour bus tour of one of Chicago's most historic neighborhoods. Learn how the area evolved from a neighborhood of upper-middle class merchants and professionals of European descent, to the vibrant community of African-Americans who came north during the Great Migration. Presented by Chicago Architecture Foundation. To learn more…

 
         
         
  The Year was 1914 – A Centennial Celebration  

The Year was 1914 – A Centennial Celebration
Sunday, July 20
Crystal Lake, Illinois


The Crystal Lake Historical Society presents “Free Summer Sundays” a series of events on the grounds of the 1858 Colonel Palmer House at Rt 176 and Terra Cotta Rd in Crystal Lake. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Dearborn Garden Walk  

Dearborn Garden Walk
Sunday, July 20
Chicago, Illinois


Gardening enthusiasts will enjoy taking part in what is considered to be one of the country’s oldest garden walks. This nationally recognized event draws crowds from all over the world to take part in a one-day, self-guided walking tour of gorgeous secret gardens throughout Chicago’s historic Near North and Gold Coast neighborhoods. In addition, visitors can participate in an hour-long, wonderfully entertaining and educational sidewalk guided tour of historic Dearborn Parkway that highlights the outstanding architectural facades in the neighborhood. Presented by North Dearborn Association. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Garden Stroll  

Garden Stroll
Friday, August 22
Lake Forest, Illinois


The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation awarded this home an Historic Preservation Infill Award in 2000. The Mathises, along with their landscape designer Dorothy Ebert, have created a peaceful, serene garden on their property. Join the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation for this late summer garden stroll. To learn more…

 
         
         
  The Slave Dwelling Project Conference  

The Slave Dwelling Project Conference
Thursday, September 18-Saturday, September 20
Savannah, Georgia


The conference is designed to bring together preservationists from around the United States and abroad to exchange ideas, resources, share perspectives and solutions to preserving extant African American slave dwellings for future generations. Conference 2014 will feature three days of concurrent sessions, keynote speakers, a celebrity preservations dinner gala and a city tour of Savannah’s extant slave dwellings – preserved and those in need of preservation. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Churches By Bus  

Churches By Bus
Saturday, September 20
Chicago, Illinois


The 2014 Chicago Architecture Foundation tour features five churches on the Near West Side of Chicago. You'll visit First Baptist Congregational Church, First Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Procopius Roman Catholic Church, St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Church and St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. This very popular tour usually sells out quickly, so book your tickets early! To learn more…

 
         
         
  Past, Present, Future: The Conservancy at 25  

Past, Present, Future: The Conservancy at 25
Thursday, October 29-Sunday, November 2
Phoenix, Arizona


The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Conference will feature a rich array of presentations, tours, and a gala celebration. To learn more…

Photo: Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Phoenix

 
         
         
  Pleasant Home Performing Arts Series  

Pleasant Home Performing Arts Series
The White City: Burnham's Dream
Sunday, November 9
Oak Park, Illinois


"The White City: Burnham's Dream" - Written by June Finfer, this play is a glimpse into the past, and an inspiration for the future, revealing how obstacles were overcome and how Burnham’s Dream, is being fulfilled. To learn more…

 
         
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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