Just because you can’t leave the house doesn’t mean you have to miss spring touring season. Thanks to a collaborative initiative between the The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, in partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, you can now take free virtual tours of Frank Lloyd Wright ‘s most famous sites in a virtual series they’re calling the #WrightVirtualVisits. Each Thursday this month at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific time, participating Frank Lloyd Wright sites will host a virtual tour on their respective social media profiles.
According to the Conservancy, the video tours are aimed at “bring[ing] people together in harmony with the natural world, reminding us that we are all connected, even when we’re apart” as well as to help raise awareness of all important landmarks such as these.
The tours come at a time that’s considered the beginning of peak tourist season to sites like Taliesin West and the Emile Bach house, the latter of which books private events such as weddings. Income from these tours and events go to fund the preservation of the sites and closures due to the pandemic has impacted funding for many of them.
Guests are encouraged to make a donation to the respective sites–especially those that can’t participate in the #WrightVirtualVisits due to lack of resources and personnel, many of whom have been furloughed in response to funding shortfalls related to the pandemic.
For a full list of locations participating in the #WrightVirtualVisits free virtual tours of Frank Lloyd Wright landmarks, visit the Conservancy’s website. And be sure to follow all of the participating sites’ social media accounts for notifications and alerts for each week’s tour.
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