The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Trust is offering free tours of the Wright home for the holidays. Come visit the home and studio on Saturday December 13th and Saturday December 20th from 9-11 am and let the youth volunteers tell you stories about how the Wright family celebrated the holidays. The home will be decorated with turn-of-the-20th century holiday décor, including a 12 foot tree in the children’s playroom which is lit as the Wrights’ would have, with real candles. Don’t worry; a bucket of water is nearby ready to extinguish any accidents. Children can play with the Froebel blocks, geometric shapes that Wright credited with influencing the development of his Prairie style of architecture.
Frank Lloyd Wright is an iconic American architect, and the pioneer of the Prairie style of architecture, a departure from the Greek and Roman classicism that popularized 19th century building. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 gave the city an opportunity to reinvent itself from the ground up, and Frank Lloyd Wright sought to do just that with his “organic architecture”, creating new, unique, and quintessentially American buildings, made to look as if they naturally grew from the site. Wright’s Home and Studio were his laboratories, giving him the ability to experiment with his innovative ideas and concepts.
Admission is Free! And open to the public. Hot chocolate will be available in the courtyard.
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park.
Tours begin at the front door of the Home on the Forest Avenue side.