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Spring Volunteers Needed at Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park Home and Studio

Training sessions for volunteer interpreters start on April 12

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, the non-profit group behind the annual Wright Plus historic housewalk, has announced new training sessions for volunteers looking to serve as architectural "interpreters" (or guides) at the famed architect’s Oak Park Home and Studio. Originally constructed as a private dwelling in 1889, the building was later expanded to include a design studio where Wright and his contemporaries experimented with techniques that evolved into the renowned Prairie School of architectural design. Restored to its original grandeur, Wright’s Oak Park Home and Studio now serves as a museum and gateway to a number of neighboring hisotic Wright-designed buildings.

Those interested in volunteering as interpreters must first attend an orientation meeting to enroll in the education program. The three week long training process is designed to develop the most casual of Wright enthusiast into a full-fledged expert thanks to its combination of online study courses, classroom lectures, and on-site workshops. Interpreter instruction is scheduled at 951 Chicago Ave in Oak Park beginning on April 12 with sessions taking place on Tuesdays, Thursday, and Saturdays. To learn how to get involved, visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust website or contact the Trust’s volunteer resources manager Linda Bonifas-Guzman at or (312) 994-4045.

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