News and Press Releases

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.

From the Arcade Bakery to Fallingwater’s Kitchen

Kaufmann’s Department Store was known for more than just its clothing selection, jewelry and fine goods. A visit to Kaufmann’s was an experience. While searching for high-quality toys or one-of-a-kind household items, visitors were able to enjoy refreshments and...

Grant Received for Kitchen Preservation

For nearly 20 years while the Kaufmanns lived at Fallingwater, the kitchen was an important space where aromas from delicious cuisine and tasty desserts filled the house, especially when long-time Fallingwater Cook Elsie Henderson was the culinarian. As Fallingwater...

“A Spirited and Fresh Little Building”

  After his father’s death in 1955, Edgar Kaufmann jr. assumed ownership of Fallingwater and placed importance upon the preservation of the surrounding landscape, equal to that of the preservation of the house. It was a mindset that would...

Fallingwater Reopens Saturday, June 13

Pittsburgh, Pa. — June 12, 2020 – Fallingwater will reopen Saturday, June 13, 2020, after being closed since March 15 due to health and safety reasons related to COVID-19, for exterior-only experiences. Fallingwater is following health guidelines from the...

We Stand In Solidarity

To honor the life of George Floyd and all who have suffered because of systemic racism and inequality against people of color, particularly in the black community, Fallingwater stands in solidarity with the many voices calling for racial and...

Helping to Keep You Safe from COVID-19

In response to recent COVID-19 guidelines adopted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Fallingwater reopened on Saturday, June 13. Our visitors, staff and volunteers are what make Fallingwater a truly extraordinary place, and their well-being remains our top priority. Since...

The Fallingwater Chef at Home: Black Raspberry Lemonade, Fallingwater style

As we anticipate this year's crop of fresh black raspberries, we humbly submit this summertime cocktail, which we always look forward to when the weather gets warm: black raspberry lemonade. We make this by the pitcher and serve over...

The Fallingwater Chef at Home: Try Tangy, Cool Borscht for a Warm Evening

Greetings! Friends, family and neighbors are often reluctant to cook for or share with their favorite neighborhood chef. Perhaps my lifestyle is misconstrued, misshapen by social media posts and general “title bias,” but, despite my protestations, I get the...

The Fallingwater Chef at Home: A Sweet Treat

Greetings! When late spring is still handing you cold days – even snow like on a very recent weekend! – sometimes it’s nice to stay in bed with a nice, hot cup of coffee and a little something sweet...

The Fallingwater Chef at Home: Dinner from the Woods

Greetings! Chef Tom Shuttlesworth here once more, eating my way through another week of The Great Quarantine of 2020. Once again, I can't possibly understate the current conditions on the ground: This is very serious business and I hope...

The Fallingwater Chef at Home: Comfort Food, Fallingwater Cookbook-Style

Greetings! Chef Tom Shuttlesworth here once more, cooking my way through another week of The Great Quarantine of 2020. As I like to say every week, I can't possibly understate the current conditions on the ground: This is very...

The Fallingwater Chef at Home: The Celebratory Dinner

Greetings and salutations all! Fallingwater Chef Tom Shuttlesworth here, cooking my way through another week of The Great Quarantine of 2020. Once again, I can't possibly understate the current conditions on the ground: This is very serious business and...

The Fallingwater Chef at Home: My Search for Elusive Morels

Good day one and all! Fallingwater Chef Tom Shuttlesworth here once more, moving into another week of The Great Quarantine of 2020. Once again, I can't possibly understate the current conditions on the ground: This is very serious business...

The Fallingwater Chef at Home: One Last Shopping Trip

Greetings one and all! Fallingwater Chef Tom Shuttlesworth here again, moving into week four of The Great Quarantine of 2020. Once again, I can't possibly overstate the current conditions on the ground: This is very serious business and I...

The Fallingwater Chef at Home: A Spring Forage

Greetings! I’m Tom Shuttlesworth, the chef at Fallingwater for the last 14 years and a cook and chef for over more than 30. Like many reading this, I too am sequestered at home now, waiting and watching the changing...

At-home Educational Ideas Inspired by Fallingwater

We’re all practicing social distancing and spending a lot of time at home these days, so Fallingwater Curator of Education Ashley Andrykovitch is sharing a few ideas for everyone to still be inspired by Fallingwater, the natural landscape and...

Challenging Youth to Think Like Architects

When Trent Hicinbothem’s mom, Ellen, learned that he wanted to be an architect, she immediately went to Fallingwater.org to purchase tickets so he could tour Fallingwater. Coincidentally while on the website, she found information about the Gnome House Design...

Fallingwater Reopens for 57th Tour Season March 7

Mill Run, Pa. – March 5, 2020 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List last year, will reopen for the 57th tour season on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Since opening to the...

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...