The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, will host “Home for the Holidays” on Saturday December 7th from 10am-4pm. The open house event is free to all members of the community and a condensed tour suitable for families will be offered to all who attend.

“Home for the Holidays is one way of giving back to our neighbors,” says Christina Ruscitti, Director of Tour Operations and Guest Experience, “especially residents who encounter a lot of our guests throughout the year.”

The Home and Studio, restored to 1909, will be decked out for the season with wreaths, poinsettias, and flowers. Additionally, the grand tree in the playroom honors the Wright family’s holiday traditions and viewing the impressive evergreen is sure to be a highlight for guests. Cookies and hot chocolate will be offered to attendees, crafts for children will be set up in the drafting room and free gift-wrapping will be available in the gift shop.

In addition to opening the home for tours, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust has embraced the spirit of the season by partnering with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to collect canned goods and shelf stable items for our neighbors in need. Guests taking advantage of the complimentary holiday tours are encouraged to consider donating to the food drive.

“Beyond Hunger in Oak Park partners with the Greater Chicago Food Depository,” says Ruscitti, “and we saw this as a wonderful way to connect with the greater Chicago community and support people in need.”

Guests should look for donation boxes around the property. Peanut butter and canned items including beans, fruit, vegetables, chili, soup, stew, and fish are in high demand at food pantries all year long.

Home for the Holidays is a rain-or-shine event and attendees should dress from the weather. More than 450 people have registered to attend, and guest should expect to wait in line to gain entry to the home and studio.

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