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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Ultimate Tour and Culinary Experience - Taliesin Estate

Start Date: 8/15/2019 10:15 AM CDT
End Date: 8/15/2019 4:30 PM CDT

Venue Name: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center

5607 Country Road C
Spring Green, WI  United States  53588

Organization Name: ALA

Association of Licensed Architects
Email: ala@alatoday.org
Phone: 8473820630

Join ALA for a Unique and Memorable Day at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin in Spring Green, WI*

Experience the picturesque rural estate, incredible architecture, learn about preservation efforts and enjoy a locally sourced farm to table lunch in Tan-y-deri, the home Frank Lloyd Wright built for his sister. Yes! we will be dining inside the home and enjoying some amazing views of the estate.  Our stop here is 1 1/2 hours.  This tour takes a more personal approach, allowing you more time to enjoy the Estate and experience the food and land connection.  

Our Estate Tour begins at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, the only free-standing restaurant designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Enjoy a welcome coffee and presentation about preservation.  From there, we will be shuttled to the Taliesin Estate for a walking tour that moves through a large portion of the Estate.  We will dine at Tan-y-deri for a sit down farm to table lunch.

Some highlights include:
1. Exploring Hillside, the school that Wright designed for his aunts.  Here, you'll see the Assembly Hall, Fellowship Dining Room, Drafting Studio, Theater, and gallery space.
2. Taking a country side walk past the Romeo and Juliet Windmill Tower, the oldest design on the Estate.
3. Dining inside Tan-y-deri.  Here we stop for 1 1/2 hours for you to enjoy an exclusive culinary experience from local Chef, Jeremy Lynch of Enos Farms. Lunch will be locally sourced, including organic meats and vegetables, gourmet salad, dessert, and a craft punch. Breads are from Origin breads, all organic grown at Meadowlark Organics and milled at Lonesome Stone.
Special meals are available upon request during your online registration.

*Transportation to and from Taliesin is not included.

10:15AM  Arrive at Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, welcome coffee and   presentation on Taliesin preservation.
11:30AM  Begin Estate Tour
1:00PM  Lunch inside Tan-y-deri, presentation by Jeremy Lynch, Chef-Owner Enos Farms
2:30PM  Continue Estate Tour
4:30PM  Tour ends

Remember...This is a walking and standing adventure
Comfortable walking shoes are a must for this tour since it includes a 1 1/2 mile hike with a couple of hills.  There are few places to sit down as you tour the Estate end to end.  Tables and chairs will be set for dining at Tan-y-deri.

Be sure to wear proper attire as we tour in rain or shine and most of the buildings at Taliesin do not have heat or air conditioning!  You will have the chance to rest while enjoying lunch at Tan-y-deri.

Please note
Walking is at a casual pace, but we will be walking on some uneven terrain including gravel and grass.  If you are concerned with accessibility, please contact Joanne Sullivan, ALA 847-382-0630 to determine which alternate tours are best suited to your abilities and/or what special arrangements might be made.

Interior and exterior picture taking is allowed in all of the buildings, except for the working drafting studio space in the Hillside Home School.

Special meals are available on request during online registration.

About Taliesin
Taliesin was the home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  He first designed the home for himself in 1911.  From that time until his death in 1959, Wright continuously altered the home and the surrounding landscape, which included buildings that he had designed for his family.  At the time of his death, "Taliesin" referred to the home, the surrounding 600-acre estate, and 4 other Frank Lloyd Wright designed structures.

Cost: $195 Members and their guests / $225 Non-members.  Price includes the welcome coffee, tour guides and speakers, Estate tour including a 1 1/2 hour farm to table lunch inside Tan-y-deri.  Transportation to and from Taliesin is not included.

ALA and AIA approved for 5.0 CEUs in HSW. 

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 8/15/2019 4:30 PM

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