Tue, Jul 15th 2014, 09:38. Filed under News Releases.
View Fallingwater In New Light During the 19th
Annual Twilight Tour
Mill Run, Pa. – July 15 – 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 19th Annual Twilight Tour on Saturday, Aug. 23.
The Conservancy is now accepting reservations for the Fallingwater Twilight Tour, concert and picnic dinner, sponsored by Huntington Bank. The event 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 by The David Bach Trio from Washington, D.C., while dining on a gourmet picnic dinner prepared by Fallingwater’s chef.
“Fifty years ago, Edgar Kaufmann jr. made one of the most meaningful architectural gifts of our lifetime through a deed of trust to the Conservancy,” said Susie Shipley, president of Huntington Bank, Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley Region. “Huntington is proud to sponsor the 19th Annual Twilight Tour, an enchanting evening celebration of the country home that has become one of the world’s most exceptional places.”
The Twilight Tour, held at Fallingwater near Mill Run, Pa., 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.
Proceeds from the event support the ongoing preservation of Fallingwater, which was voted the most important building of the 20th century in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects.
Tickets may be purchased by calling Fallingwater at 724-329-8501 or by visiting www.fallingwater.org
by Aug. 18. If purchasing tickets online, please also email Katlyn Andyjohn, event coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 235,000 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 130 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of about 12,500 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of nearly 11,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org