Fallingwater Offers Free Tours to Fayette County Residents Nov. 13 and 15
Fri, Nov 6th 2009, 16:06. Filed under News Releases.
Mill Run, Pa. – November 6, 2009 – Residents of Fayette County will receive free admission to tour Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork, during Fallingwater’s annual Fayette County Appreciation Days November 13 and 15.
“Each year, we are delighted to welcome our friends and neighbors to Fallingwater,” said Lynda Waggoner, director of Fallingwater and Vice President of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. “For many, especially those from the mountain area, it is part of their family history and we all look forward to people sharing their memories with us. But we also enjoy seeing the reactions of guests who have never been here before. Invariably the response is, ‘Wow! I had no idea how wonderful this place is.’”
Advance reservations for tours are essential to guarantee admittance. Please call 724-329-8501 for information and reservations.
Fayette County residents were instrumental in creating Fallingwater and many remain connected to the house today, through employment, volunteering, and memories of time spent at Fallingwater and Bear Run, the 5,000-acre nature reserve surrounding the house.
Fallingwater continues to offer numerous opportunities for local residents interested in contributing their time and talents to this National Historic Landmark, which was named one of 50 “Places of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler magazine. Information about becoming a Fallingwater Volunteer will be available at the Visitor’s Center.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC established six state parks and has conserved more than 228,000 acres of natural lands and waterways. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Mill Run, Pa. that 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 8,300 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 9,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.
Director of Communications