Frank Lloyd Wright

  • Supporting Sponsors: Friends of Wade House

Wade House Presents:

Canopy Top Surrey.

Canopy-top surrey from the Wesley W. Jung carriage collection, Sheboygan, WI, driven by Kenn Lockhart in the Spring Green Centennial Parade, July, 1957. Passengers are Frank Lloyd Wright and Oglivanna Wright. (Photo by Michael A. Vaccaro, "Look" Magazine, courtesy of the Library of Congress)

Save these dates!

In 2017, Wade House Historic Site in Sheboygan County, one of 12 Wisconsin Museums and Historic Sites operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society, will celebrate the 150th birthday of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright with season-long exhibits, lectures, and educational activities focusing on Wright's life and work in Wisconsin and his relationship with famed carriage collector and restoration expert Wesley W. Jung.

Highlights include:

  • The Wright Carriage Exhibit. A display of horse-drawn carriages owned and used by Mr. Wright from the Site's Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum collection including, for the first time, Mr. Wright's 1890 roof-seat omnibus.
  • A Taliesin Album. An exhibit featuring rare photographs from 1911-12 of the construction of the original Taliesin prior to its substantial destruction by fire in 1914.
  • Young Masters Workshop. Architectural toys, books and activities for children including sets of Mr. Wright's beloved “Froebel” blocks which first captured the famed architect's imagination as a child and influenced his future work.
  • Monthly Speaker Series. Free admission to monthly lectures on subjects as diverse as the archives of Mr. Wright's interior designer George Mann Niedecken, the tragic story of Martha "Mamah" Borthwick, and Wright's famed Schwartz House in Two Rivers. Each program is preceded by a complimentary reception featuring local wines, microbrews, and hors d'oeuvres.