June 11, 2022: A rare tour and deep dive into the drama at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Elizabeth Murphy House, Courtesy of Historic Milwaukee

Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts, history buffs and fans of Prairies Style Architecture are in for a treat: a personal tour and presentation of the Elizabeth Murphy House, the last completed American System-Built Home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Part of the proceeds will go to support the vital work of co-hosts Historic Milwaukee. Learn More or Reserve your space now.

April 11, 2022: UWM School of Continuing Education OSHER Series, Spring Potpourri III

Author Nicholas Hayes is returning as an OSHER Instructor and will take students on a remote tour using photographs, plans and video, highlighting the details of Frank Lloyd Wright’s American System-Built Homes, and the evidence of the drama when the program was cancelled in 1917.

Details are forthcoming, but you can request information here: https://uwm.edu/sce/courses/spring-potpourri-iii-5/

December 15, 2021: Wright Design Series at Monona Terrace

Thanks to generous support from Wright in Wisconsin, Author Nicholas Hayes will present “What we can learn inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House” on December 15, 2001 at 1pm Central.

Watch the recorded Webinar here.

September 20, 2021: Madison Bookbeat

Author Nicholas Hayes will join host Stu Levitan on the radio program Madison Bookbeat, at WORT 88.9FM, Madison’s Community Radio to talk about the book “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House”.

Listen to the recorded show here.

September 12, 2021: Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Member Tour

MPA members are invited on a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Elizabeth Murphy House + walkthrough of the surrounding neighborhood!

This exclusive event will feature two elements: an in-depth tour of Wright’s Model A203 home and a walk-through of nearby neighborhoods to look at select homes designed by Wright assistant Russell Barr Williamson, who played a key role in the short-lived American System-Built project (1915-1917) and himself designed over thirty nearby homes in the decade that followed.

Cedarburg Art Museum’s annual auction and raffle

We are excited to be supporting the Cedarburg Art Museum auction with a special event – a private tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten Elizabeth Murphy House (and featuring Philia Hayes’es outstanding Greek hors d’ouvres and a variety of liquid refreshments). Proceeds willl support museum exhibitions and the upkeep of its priceless home, a 1898 Wittenburg/Jochem Mansion. This is an exceptional opportunity for the historically-curious to learn about one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s lesser understood works while supporting a terrific cause.

The tour will be scheduled on a desirable date in October or November.

Bid often and high!

Cedarburg Art Museum

June 14, 2021: In-Person Author Visit at Saint John’s On The Lake

Thanks to a rapid and effective vaccination campaign in Wisconsin, our first “In Person” author event will happen at Saint John’s On The Lake, the gorgeous and active retirement community overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan.

Author Nicholas Hayes will take Saint Johns residents on a video and photographic tour of the Elizabeth Murphy House, a 103-year-old 960-square-foot cottage designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Nick will highlight Wrightian features and flaws and describing the work he and his wife have done to restore and preserve the historic home. The presentation will feature many of the famous architect’s drawings, describe the tiny home’s dramatic life, feature artifacts found in the home during renovation, and leave ample time for questions and answers.

Saint Johns on the Lake

Monday, June 14
3:00 p.m. CDT
In Person

Private Event

MAY 17, 2021: Taliesin’s Catherine Boldt to Join Conversation About “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House”

The Shorewood Historical Society, the Shorewood Public Library, and Boswell Book Company will co-host an evening with Nicholas D Hayes and Taliesin’s Catherine Boldt (Educational Outreach Docent) as they discuss Hayes’ findings in the new book Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House.

This “virtual” event (via zoom) is open to everyone, everywhere and will feature a discussion of Wright’s first attempt to design affordable housing via his American System-Built Homes project; what worked and didn’t work, and how Shorewood’s Elizabeth Murphy House (and ASBH Model 203) contributed to the program’s demise yet lives on as a prime example of Wright’s ASBH thinking. There will be a reading, views of the tiny house highlighting historic details, Q&A, and Boswell’s is offering personalized books to interested readers.

Monday, May 17
7:00 p.m. CDT
Via Zoom
FREE – Open to the public

MAY 2, 2021: SaveWright.org Virtual Tour

Thanks to Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy members who joined our May 2nd Virtual Tour. The Conservancy is offering a recording of the program, in case you were unable to attend. Check your email inbox or the Save Wright Newsletter for a link.