Dana-Thomas site will host free lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright
In celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday this year, Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson will lead a free lecture on Oct. 25 at the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site discussing the architect's earliest work.
Samuelson will cover Wright’s efforts from the 1880s through 1904 in a lecture called “Wright’s Roots: The Origin of Frank Lloyd Wright.”
The lecture will end with the discussion of the Susan Lawrence Dana House at 300 E. Lawrence Ave. in Springfield. The historic site was created in 1902 by Wright and contains the largest collection of original art and glass furniture by the American architect, according to the site’s website.
The 4 p.m. lecture will last about an hour and is hosted by Landmarks Illinois, a statewide non-profit that helps preserve historic places, and the state Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division. Samuelson is the cultural historian for the city of Chicago and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
The no-cost event is open to the public, but reservations are necessary. To reserve a spot, contact Frank Butterfield, Landmarks Illinois’ Springfield office director, at 217-836-2524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.