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.

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...

Helping to Keep You Safe from COVID-19

In response to recent developments related to COVID-19 and to further safeguard the health and well-being of the Fallingwater visitors and staff, Fallingwater remains closed to the public.  We are closely monitoring the situation in our region and are...

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...

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...