Visitors to Toast Sunset at Fallingwater’s 18th Annual Twilight Tour

Thu, Jun 20th 2013, 11:16. Filed under News Releases.

Mill Run, Pa. – June 20 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy invites the public to enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, as the sun sets over Bear Run Nature Reserve during the 18th Annual Twilight Tour and Concert on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The Conservancy is now accepting reservations for the Fallingwater Twilight Tour, concert and picnic dinner, sponsored by Huntington Bank. The event, held at Fallingwater near Mill Run, Pa., allows guests to 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 Brazilian jazz singer Kenia while dining on a gourmet picnic dinner prepared by Fallingwater’s chef.

“The Fallingwater Twilight Tour and dinner is a one-of-a-kind event at one of the world’s extraordinary houses,” said Lynda Waggoner, WPC vice president and director of Fallingwater. “So many of our guests can’t wait for this time of year, when they can watch night fall in the Laurel Highlands.”

The Twilight Tour begins at 6:30 p.m. and the picnic and jazz performance start 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.

“The Fallingwater Twilight Tour is an enchanting evening at one of the world’s most exceptional places. All of us at Huntington are honored to support the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in their mission to carry on the legacy of Fallingwater – a symbol of people living in harmony with nature,” said Susie Shipley, Huntington President of Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley.

Proceeds from the event support the ongoing preservation of Fallingwater, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most acclaimed works and the “best all-time work of American architecture,” according to members of the American Institute of Architects.

Tickets may be purchased by calling Fallingwater at 724-329-8501 or by visiting If purchasing tickets online, please also email Katlyn Andyjohn, event coordinator, at and let her know of any dietary restrictions. Lawn chairs and flashlights will be provided.


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 233,000 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 135 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

About Huntington:
Huntington is a $57 billion regional bank headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Huntington provides full-service commercial, small business, and consumer banking services: mortgage banking services; treasury management and foreign exchange services; equipment leasing; wealth and investment management services; trust services; brokerage services; customized insurance brokerage and service programs; and more. Huntington’s principal markets are six states: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. We have more than 700 traditional branches and convenience branches in grocery stores and retirement centers. Banking channels also include internet, mobile, and telephone banking and more than 1,350 ATMs. For more information, visit

Media contact:
Allison Schlesinger
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
412-586-2358 (office)
412-607-1945 (cell)