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Weekend At A Glance

Friday, June 5 
Special Event
Wisconsin Historical Society and The University Club
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 

Saturday, June 6
Madison Tour
Wright and Like™ Madison: Frank Lloyd Wright and His Apprentices
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Sunday June 7th
Continue your Wright in Wisconsin experience at our member sites:
 
Taliesin, Spring Green
Experience Wright’s beloved estate by booking one of their many tours. Visit www.taliesinpreservation.org or call 877-588-7900.

Seth Peterson Cottage on Mirror Lake
Public tours from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. No reservations. Free.

The Schwartz House, Two Rivers 
Free tour at 3 pm with your Wright and Like ticket. www.theschwartzhouse.com 
 
Friday, June 5th, 2015 – Special Event:

Special Event 

Wisconsin Historical Society and the University Club
816 State Street
Madison, WI  53706
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
FLLW WI and WHS members - $75
Non-members - $100


Join FLLW WI and Wisconsin Historical Society members for the premiere of a rare collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-produced presentation drawings and brochures on the American System-Built Homes. Spend time examining these materials along with selected artifacts from the Society’s Wright archives, as well as recently constructed chairs FLLW WI commissioned to furnish our ASBH Model B1 home in Milwaukee.

After viewing the collections, Jack Holzhueter, historian and Wright scholar, will provide guests with an overview of the scope and importance of the ASBH project while Mike Lilek, Curator of the Burnham Block, will provide specifics about the homes. The evening continues at the historic University Club with cocktails, dinner and a silent auction of Wright- and Arts and Crafts-related materials.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - Wright and Like™ 2015: Madison | Frank Lloyd Wright and His Apprentices

Wright and Like 2015: Madison Tour
 

Saturday's Wright and Like tour, "Frank Lloyd Wright and His Apprentices," highlights Wright’s Usonian houses and Taliesin Fellowship-related architectural riches in the Madison and Middleton, WI area. Saturday's event features interior tours of three private homes by Frank Lloyd Wright and five private homes by some of his finest apprentices: Edgar Tafel, Herb Fritz, William Wesley Peters, John Howe, and Herb DeLevie. Most of these homes have rarely, if ever, been available for touring. 

Complementing these homes are two of Wright's outstanding public buildings: The First Unitarian Society Meeting House and Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. This tour tells the story of the relationships and connections between these sites, their owners, Frank Lloyd Wright, the fellowship he founded, and its successor firm, Taliesin Associated Architects. 

Friday’s special event at the Wisconsin Historical Society sets the stage for the Saturday tour. Both the pre-World War I American System-Built initiative and the Usonian houses represent Wright's continuous attempt to develop and employ building and design systems that strived to lower building costs, promote the honest use of materials, and liberate the space within.  

  
 

  

 

Ticket Information

Purchasing in advance saves time and money! 

Advance Price:

Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin Members $60 / Non-members $70    

Tickets purchased in advance will be mailed, along with driving maps, on May 22nd, allowing you to start your touring at any location. The tour is self-drive. We suggest you allow the entire day for the tour. Events take place rain or shine. We regret that tour homes are not handicapped accessible. Tour homes are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please respect the owner's privacy at all other times.

Orders placed after May 22nd will be placed in WILL CALL for pickup on June 6 at our one-day tour headquarters, CUNA Mutual Conference Center, 5810 Mineral Point Rd, beginning at 8 a.m.

Online sales end Thursday, June 4, at midnight CST.

This event is a fundraiser. Tickets are NOT REFUNDABLE.

 

Tour Headquarters – Saturday June 6th, 2015
 
 

 


Tour Headquarters – Saturday, June 6

8:00 am – 5:00 pm


CUNA Mutual Conference Center

5810 Mineral Point Road

Madison, WI 53705

 

The initial CUNA Mutual building was designed by Kaeser & McLoed. William Kaeser, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright, employed numerous Wright apprentices over a long architectural career, including Herb Fritz and Marcus Weston.  Potter Lawson & Pawlosky Architects designed the more recent additions to the CUNA Mutual corporate campus, including the Conference Center.

At tour heaquarters:  
  • Purchase tour tickets. Day of price for members is $70 and non-members $80
  • View Ron Olsen’s detailed models of many of Wright’s most famous buildings
  • Learn about the second phase restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s American System-Built homes in Milwaukee;
  • The Monona Terrace Gift Shop
  • Public restrooms

Important Information
  • A limited number of tickets will be available for this tour. Past tours have sold out. We strongly encourage purchasing your tickets in advance.
  • We regret these private homes are not handicap-accessible.
  • The Wright & Like tour will not be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Be prepared with sun and/or rain gear.
  • Restrooms are not available at the homes.
  • This program may be subject to change due to events beyond our control.

Tour Proceeds:

Proceeds from Wright and Like tours benefit the Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, protect and preserve the heritage of Frank Lloyd Wright, his vision and his architecture, in his native state of Wisconsin.

Lodging, Dining, and Area Attractions
Consider these local partners for your Wright and Like accommodations. Please mention the Wright and Like tour when making reservations.
 
Hotel Red
1501 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711
Call for reservations. 608.819.8228 or 866.593.0039

 

The InnTowner
2424 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53726
608.233.8778 or 800.258.8321. Call or reserve online using code WL2015

 

AmericInn Lodge & Suites
516 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI  53719
Call 608.662.1990
 
  
 

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