Scheduled Events
Contact: Keri O’Keefe, Wisconsin Historical Society Phone
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Madison, Wisconsin – On Thursday, June 22, 2017 the Wisconsin Historical Museum will host “Taste Traditions of Wisconsin: The Valley, A Legacy of Nature and Man” from 6:00 – 8:30pm. Guests will enjoy a dinner and lecture highlighting the architectural and farming legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin.

“This event will be a great opportunity to explore the architectural legacy of the Taliesin Estate and hear about its lesser-known farming history,” said Mike Hollander, museum director.  “The lecture will include the history of Wright’s ancestors to the Wyoming Valley where Taliesin is located and conclude with Wright’s death in 1959.”
Ryan Hewson, Collections and Preservation Manager at Taliesin, will provide guests with a presentation that covers a brief history of the development of Taliesin, Wright’s work on his uncle’s farm, and current preservation projects in progress at Taliesin.  Hewson will present Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy through historic pictures and drawings.  Before the presentation, guests will enjoy a meal prepared by Blue Plate Catering featuring produce grown at Fazenda Boa Terra, an organic farm on the Taliesin Estate.
The cost to attend is $40 per person.   Wisconsin Historical Society Members receive a 10% discount on ticket price.  Registration and payment are due by Thursday, June 15.  To register, call 608-264-6555 or visit  For more information, email [email protected].  This event is in conjunction with this year’s 150th birthday celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright.
About the Wisconsin Historical Museum
The Wisconsin Historical Museum, one of 12 Wisconsin Historical Society sites, is located at 30 N. Carroll St. on Madison’s Capitol Square.  The Museum features four floors of exhibition space and a unique museum store.    The Wisconsin Historical Museum is open TuesdaySaturday 9 am-4pm.  All Wisconsin Historical Society members receive free admission. Admission is by suggested donation: Adults $5, Children (5 and up) $3.  Call 608-264-6555 for more information, or visit us online at
About Wisconsin Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active, and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving, and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs, and services. For more information, visit
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