Frank Lloyd Wright: A Wisconsin Original

Wade House Historic Site is celebrating the 150th birthday of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright with year-long displays of Wright carriages, exhibits, and speakers.

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.

The final installation of the series is on November 4. For more details, visit our event page.

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Video and Sponsors


  • Premier Sponsor:  Frank G. & Frieda K. Brotz Family Foundation Inc., Hayssen Family Foundation Inc.
  • Major Sponsor:  Terry Kohler Family Foundation Inc.,  Torke Coffee Roasting Co., Garton Family Foundation
  • Supporting Sponsors:  Friends of Wade House