15th Annual Fallingwater Twilight Tour
Reservations are now being accepted for the 15th annual Fallingwater Twilight Tour and Picnic Dinner, to be held Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright house near Mill Run, Pa.
The Twilight Tour welcomes members of the general public as well as Western Pennsylvania Conservancy members to participate in this special evening, which offers a unique and personal experience of Fallingwater and Bear Run at dusk. Guests will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres on the bridge outside Fallingwater, followed by a leisurely, self-guided tour of the house. At twilight, a lantern-lit path will lead guests to a meadow where a gourmet picnic dinner and jazz music awaits.
The jazz performance features the legendary Roger Humphries and his RH Factor Quintet. Humphries, who has been rated by music critics as one of the most exciting percussionists in the history of jazz, has performed with greats such as Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie and Horace Silver.
The Twilight Tour begins at 6:30 p.m. with wine and hors d’oeuvres on the bridge, followed by the picnic and jazz performance at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $200 per person, or $175 per person for members of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
Proceeds from the evening support the ongoing preservation of Fallingwater, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most acclaimed works and “One of 12 landmarks that will change the way you see the world,” according to Travel + Leisure magazine. A portion of the price of the event is tax-deductible, with $75.00 per person being deductible for WPC members and $100.00 being deductible for non-members.
Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased by August 14, 2009. For reservations, please call 724-329-8501 ext. 1.
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 was responsible for the founding of six state parks and has conserved nearly 225,000 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 10,300 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.
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