Free evening tours of the Home and Studio

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By Community Editor

COURTESY OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TRUST

(Oak Park, Ill.) – The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust invites residents of Oak Park and River Forest, their families and friends to take a free tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, a world-class museum in your backyard.

Museum Opening Day tours will take place 5-8 p.m., July 17, 18 and 19 at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park. The 40th Anniversary Community Open House honors the first public tour at the Home and Studio, which took place on July 17, 1974.

In addition to a highlights tour of the Home and Studio, visitors will have a chance to experiment with Froebel blocks, which Frank Lloyd Wright played with as a child. Refreshments will be served. This event is appropriate for all ages.

The complimentary community tours are part of the Trust's celebration of its Legacy Year, the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Trust.

"It is a moment to renew the bonds of loyalty between the Oak Park-River Forest community and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust and share in the pride of mutual accomplishment," said Frank Lloyd Wright Trust President and CEO Celeste Adams.

The Trust launched its Legacy Year celebration with the April opening of the Studio Balcony for special tours at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. The anniversary All Wright Housewalk, May 17-18, featured eight private homes and three public buildings all designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

On June 17, the 40th anniversary of its charter, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust honored the original volunteers who restored Frank Lloyd Wright's workplace and family home and established an organization to preserve the Home and Studio and operate it as a public museum.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization that provides public tours and educational programs at major Wright-designed structures, including his Home and Studio (1889/1898), in Oak Park, Ill.; The Rookery Light Court (1905) in the Chicago Loop; Unity Temple (1905-08) in Oak Park; the Frederick C. Robie House (1908-10) in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood; and Emil Bach House (1915) in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. For more information, visit flwright.org.

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