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Read about recent news and events regarding Fallingwater and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Below is a list of recently released press releases. For more information on media contacts and media fact sheets and resources, view our media room.

Monmade Producers Invite Public to Experience Fallingwater-inspired Creations

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Nov. 6, 2019– Local craftspeople, designers and artists will display their distinctive products inspired by their time experiencing Fallingwater and learning about Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture at an opening reception Fri., Nov. 15 from...

Exhibition Features Work and Exclusive Fallingwater Textile Design by London-based Weave Designer

Mill Run, Pa. – Sept. 3, 2019 – Fallingwater visitors can learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and the Kaufmann family’s use of textiles through a recently opened exhibition – Eleanor Pritchard: Framing a View – on display...

Fallingwater, Seven Other Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Now Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

This Series of Wright-Designed Buildings Represents First Modern Architecture Designation in the U.S. Pittsburgh, Pa. — July 7, 2019 – The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, has officially inscribed The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, which...

Conservators Preserve 90-year-old Fallingwater Painting

It’s among Fallingwater’s most cherished works of art displayed throughout the house. Excursion, the portrait of Edgar Kaufmann, Sr., which hangs near the dining table, was commissioned by Liliane Kaufmann from its artist, Victor Hammer, in 1929 while Hammer...

WPC Protects Forested Land in Fayette County for Bear Run Nature Reserve

Stewart Township, Pa. – April 1, 2019 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the purchase of four acres in Stewart Township, Fayette County that are now part of the Conservancy’s 5,119-acre Bear Run Nature Reserve. The four-acre area...

Fallingwater Offers Free Admission to Fayette County Residents on March 17

Mill Run, Pa. – March 7, 2019 – Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork located in the scenic Laurel Highlands, will offer its first free admission day of this season to Fayette County residents during its biannual Fayette County Appreciation...

Fallingwater Reopens for 56th Tour Season March 9

Mill Run, Pa. — March 5, 2019 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will reopen for the 56th tour season on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Since opening for its first tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed a diverse range of...

Caring for the Fallingwater Collection

As the only major Frank Lloyd Wright work to come into the public domain with its setting, original furnishings and artwork intact, Fallingwater takes great care of its collection of paintings, textiles, furniture, and decorative art. Those furnishings and...

50 Years of Fallingwater Inspiration Motivates Member to Give Back

It was a muddy, chilly spring morning in 1968 when Dan Bonga first saw Fallingwater. “Seeing the house was awe-inspiring. I was truly mesmerized and fascinated, and at that moment I knew art and design were my life’s calling,”...

Fallingwater Among Eight Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Buildings Nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List

The United States previously submitted a collection of Wright buildings to the World Heritage List in 2015; the newly revised nomination will be considered by the World Heritage Committee in July 2019. In July 2016, the World Heritage Committee...

WPC to Plant Trees In Memory of the Tree Of Life Synagogue Victims

The boards and staff of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Fallingwater extend their heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the Tree of Life synagogue victims, the congregation’s members and all of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community. As we heal...

Fallingwater Offers Free Admission to Fayette County Residents on Nov. 18 and Dec. 8

Mill Run, Pa. – Nov. 12, 2018 – Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork located in the scenic Laurel Highlands, will offer free admission to Fayette County residents during its biannual Fayette County Appreciation Days on Sunday, Nov. 18 and...

Historic Hickman Chapel near Fallingwater is Now Restored

Mill Run, Pa. – October 2, 2018 – For decades, travelers along Route 381 in Stewart Township, Fayette County near Fallingwater would often stop to photograph the uniqueness and surrounding natural landscape of the unassuming little white chapel on the...

Bob Silman: In Memoriam

Mill Run, Pa. – August 8, 2018 – The staff and boards of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Fallingwater are deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Bob Silman – husband, father, friend and leader in the engineering and...

Thank You to Fallingwater’s Greatest Advocate, Caretaker and Friend

Lynda Waggoner first visited Fallingwater as a teenager in 1965 when interviewing to become a tour guide. “I arrived here to be a guide – an anxious teenager fearful of speaking in public,” recalled Waggoner of her feelings as...

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater Announces New Director

Mill Run, Pa. – March 14, 2018 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy announced today the appointment of Justin W. Gunther as the new director of Fallingwater and vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. In April, Gunther will succeed...

Fallingwater Opens for 55th Tour Season

Mill Run, Pa. — March 9, 2018 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will reopen for the 2018 season on Saturday, March 10. Since opening for its first tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed more than 5.5 million visitors from...

WPC Announces Protection and Restoration of the Historic Hickman Chapel in Fayette County

The historic Hickman Chapel, which has been a fixture on the Laurel Highlands landscape in Fayette County for more than 100 years, was donated yesterday to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for restoration, preservation and eventual public use in keeping...

Longtime Fallingwater Director Lynda Waggoner to Retire in Early 2018

Lynda S. Waggoner started at Fallingwater in 1965 when she was just 17 years old. “I arrived here to be a guide – an anxious teenager fearful of speaking in public,” she said. Now after more than 40 years...

Fallingwater Tours Still Occurring Despite High Water and Flooding on Bear Run

Heavy rain overnight caused Bear Run, the stream that flows below Fallingwater, to flood and overflow. There is no damage to the interior of Fallingwater. Public tours of Fallingwater are still proceeding today, but under a 30-45 minute delay....

Conservancy Protects More Important Land within the Laurel Hill Creek Watershed

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy today purchased a 30-acre property located in the headwaters of Laurel Hill Creek in Jefferson Township, Somerset County, that has now become a new addition to Laurel Ridge State Park. This property, which is adjacent...

Fallingwater Opens for 53rd Tour Season

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will open for the 2017 season on Saturday, March 11. Since opening for its first tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed more than 5.5 million visitors from around the world. Fallingwater will also host a...

Fallingwater Announces Frank Lloyd Wright Commemorative 150th Birthday Celebration Activities

Along with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and other Wright-designed public buildings across the country, Fallingwater will host a variety of special activities during the 2017 tour season to commemorate and honor Wright’s legacy during the year of his...

Fallingwater Offers Free Admission to Fayette County Residents Nov. 18 and 20

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork located in the scenic Laurel Highlands, will offer free admission to Fayette County residents during its biannual Fayette County Appreciation Days on Friday, Nov. 18, and Sunday, Nov. 20. Last November, more than 650...

Fallingwater Opens for 52nd Tour Season

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will officially open on Saturday, March 12 for its 52nd tour season. Since opening for its first tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed more than 4.5 million visitors from around the world. Advance ticket purchase...