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Lengthened Tour Season At Taliesin

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 08, 2014 01:45 AM
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by Eric last modified Mar 07, 2014

New for 2014, the interiors of the Taliesin residence will be open to early bird visitors this April. Taliesin Preservation, Inc. (TPI) offers several tours of the expansive 600-acre estate during the full tour season, which runs every day May – October. Until this year, the shoulder months of April and November were limited to an exterior shuttle ride and landscape tour available on weekends only. That tour is now being replaced with our comprehensive...




 

 

Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 7.40.08 AMNew for 2014, the interiors of the Taliesin residence will be open to early bird visitors this April. Taliesin Preservation, Inc. (TPI) offers several tours of the expansive 600-acre estate during the full tour season, which runs every day May – October.

Until this year, the shoulder months of April and November were limited to an exterior shuttle ride and landscape tour available on weekends only. That tour is now being replaced with our comprehensive two-hour House Tour and will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Read more after the jump...


As stated in the press release:


Taliesin (tal-ee-EH-sin), built in 1911, has been coined Wright’s “autobiography in wood and stone,” where he spent more than fifty years of his dramatic life and profound career. The two-hour House Tour includes historical content about the man and architect, and full interior access to his personal drafting studio and main living quarters. “We are pleased to announce our decision to expand our tour season,” says TPI Director of Operations, Carrie Rodamaker. “It is our hope that visitors from around the world will someday be able to enjoy this magnificent estate year-round.”
 
In recent years, TPI’s Preservation Team has been working simultaneously on major restoration efforts on the basement level (Guest Wing) and main level (Residential Wing) of the house, and as this ongoing work continues through the winter months, temporary heating in these areas has made opening earlier more tangible, for both staff and guests alike. Comprehensive heating and cooling systems are a clear objective for TPI and not far off. The preservation team continues refining plans and equipment selections for these systems to be implemented in both the Guest Wing and Residence Wing of the house. Having these systems in place will no doubt benefit the well-being of the buildings, artifacts, and increase possibilities for tours and programs, which directly fund preservation efforts.
 
Preservation is the primary mission of TPI, and site-wide restoration and maintenance issues are addressed year-round. Detailed information on current and future preservation efforts is available online atwww.taliesinpreservation.org/preservation. In addition, we offer a Preservation Tour, a behind-the-scenes and up-close look into preservation activity throughout the entire estate, available every Friday beginning in May.
 
Advance reservations are strongly recommended for all tours. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits. All tours begin at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, located two miles south of Spring Green, Wisconsin, at the intersection of Hwy. 23 and Cty. Rd. C. Taliesin is one hour west of Madison, 2.5 hours west of Milwaukee, 3.5 hours from Chicago, and 5 hours from Minneapolis. For tour descriptions, pricing and reservations, call 877-588-7900 or visit www.taliesinpreservation.org.


 

 

 
 
 

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