17th Annual Fallingwater Twilight Tour

Thu, Jun 28th 2012, 16:23. Filed under News Releases.
 

Mill Run, Pa. – June 28, 2012 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is now accepting reservations for the 17th annual Fallingwater Twilight Tour and Picnic Dinner. The event, sponsored by Huntington Bank, will be held on Saturday, August 25 at the world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright house near Mill Run, Pa.

The Twilight Tour provides guests a unique opportunity to experience Fallingwater as the sun sets over the ridges of the Laurel Highlands. Guests will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres on the bridge outside the house and a leisurely, self-guided tour of the house. At twilight, a lantern-lit path will lead guests to a meadow, where they will enjoy live jazz featuring Roger Humphries and RH Factor while dining on a gourmet picnic dinner prepared by Fallingwater’s chef.

“The Fallingwater Twilight Tour and Dinner is a unique venue at one of the world’s extraordinary houses,” said Dave Hammer, president of Huntington Bank in the Pittsburgh Region. “Huntington is pleased to provide support for this event, and to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. All of us at Huntington applaud the Conservancy’s tireless efforts to protect our region’s natural places of exceptional value, for planning and maintaining over 140 local community gardens and of course, preserving Fallingwater and its setting.”

The Twilight Tour begins at 6:30 p.m. and the picnic and jazz performance starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available by advance purchase only and are priced at $225 per person for non-members and $200 per person for members, $100 of which is tax-deductible.

Proceeds from the event support the ongoing preservation of Fallingwater, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most acclaimed works and “one of 12 landmarks that will change the way you see the world,” according to Travel + Leisure magazine.

Tickets may be purchased by calling Fallingwater at 724-329-8501 or by visiting http://www.fallingwater.org. If purchasing tickets online, please also email Katlyn Andyjohn, event coordinator, at kandyjohn@paconserve.org and let her know of any dietary restrictions. Lawn chairs and flashlights will be provided, courtesy of Huntington Bank.


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About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish ten state parks, conserved more than 232,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 1,500 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, which symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 13,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 11,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.


Media contact:
Eric Sloss
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
(412) 586-2358
esloss@paconserve.org