May 12, Thursday. 5 - 8 p.m. Design Within Reach Furnishings Showroom -- come early to shop! 1200 NW Everett Street, Portland, Oregon, 97209 Buy Tickets Now or at the Door: $50 each or $10 for students Featured Speaker, Dale Gyure "Frank Lloyd Wright and the Usonian Affordable Small House"
Kohler Company, Ann Sacks Tile & Stone, Design Within Reach, and Gordon House Conservancy have teamed up to bring you an educational presentation connecting current housing concerns with Frank Lloyd Wright's designs for small houses. Wright's efforts after the Great Depression can be applied to the housing crisis of today.
Keynote speaker, Dale Gyure, noted Wright scholar from Lawrence Technological University, will speak on Usonian Design and affordable housing. Gyure’s talk will be followed by a panel discussion on affordable housing here in the Portland region. He will relate the art and architecture of Wright’s Usonian ideals to local current real world issues.
Sarah Zahn (Gerding Edlen Development), Eli Spevak (Portland Planning Commission and Orange Splot), and Diane Linn (Executive Director of Proud Ground) will join this important discussion.
Refreshments, networking, and a surprise drawing will help you wind down at the end of the week. Pay $50 per ticket, special student tickets for $10 with ID, extra special new professional tickets for $25. For more information call 503.874.6006. Make early reservations and payment by Saturday, May 7, to get two extra drawing tickets.
Stop at authors table for book sales and signing opportunities. Frank Lloyd Wright will be available for a photo op or selfie to send to family and friends, and popular Gordon House exclusive memorabilia for sale. Food and wine will be served again this year. We all hope to see you there!
Celebrate National Preservation Month with Frank Lloyd Wright
Visit the Historic Preservation Month Fair
Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Historic Preservation Act
8th Annual Fair at the Oregon State Capitol Mall
May is National Historic Preservation Month and for Oregon communities throughout the state it’s an opportunity to reflect on significant places, artifacts, and collections that help tell the stories of our past as well as to recognize contributions that individuals and organizations preserve those stories and places.
Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with 24 heritage organizations displaying historic military vehicles, artifacts, and engaging exhibits that tell Oregon's story and highlight the contributions of individuals and organizations to local preservation projects.
On Thursday, May 26, Heritage Programs, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, will host the 8th Annual Preservation Month Fair at the State Capitol State Park in Salem. Community organizations and several state agencies will highlight the history of their institutions and their work to preserve important sites related to historic events, persons, and places.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds of the State Capitol on the north side of Court Street, opposite the Capitol building. It is free and open to the public. On display at the event are an operating World War II M3A1 Stuart Light Tank and a Korean War Jeep. A free tour of the Capitol Building tower will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the information kiosk in the Capitol Building.
Participating exhibitors include the Willamette Heritage Center; Salem Landmarks Commission; Historic Deepwood Estate; Salem Pioneer Cemetery; Salem Museum of Mental Health; Oregon Military Museum; Willamette University Archives; Newell House Museum; Friends of Timberline Lodge; Friends of the Oregon Caves Chateau; Oregon Black Pioneers; Hoover Minthorn House Museum; Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gordon House; Restore Oregon; University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History; Oregon State Parks with friends groups from Silver Falls and Champoeg State Parks and the Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Commission; Oregon Department of Forestry; Oregon Department of Transportation; Oregon State Capitol Foundation; Oregon State Archives, and the Oregon State Library.
Gordon House is honored to be featured in the spring 2016 exhibition at the MOOT in Oregon City. As members of the Clackamas County Historical Society, the Gordon House Conservancy supports the history and interpretation of the County where this Wright house was originally sited.
The show tells local stories of conservation, restoration, and preservation. explores the many facets in the struggle to protect historic properties. The historic buildings in the area are a tangible link to our past. The choices made to save these buildings can speak volumes about their significance to their communities.
Visitors will learn about the efforts to maintain and faithfully recreate the beautiful trappings at Timberline Lodge; the incredible endeavor and difficult decisions made in relocating the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in Oregon; the conservation efforts behind the Ermatinger House; the theories about the unique construction of the Molalla Log House; and the challenges of preserving the Carman House.
Visit MOOT to see what steps are being taken to maintain this link to our heritage, and what still needs to be accomplished!
Celebrate 52 Years of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oregon
Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday Party at the Gordon House
Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Self-guided House Tours Birthday Cupcakes & Drinks $5 Admission includes a Ticket for a Special Drawing
Wright would be 149 years old this year. He cannot be with us. but his designs endure and remain as a demonstration of architectural brilliance. We are gathering on June 26 to experience first hand his house design for Oregon. $5 admission for as long as you want to stay talking with knowledgable docents, viewing the house spaces inside and out, and enjoying birthday cupcakes and drinks. The house is open at 10 am untl 5 p.m. for this special day.
Cartoon Artist Larry Kassell Portrays Frank Lloyd Wright at his Gordon House Design
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