Twilight Tour

Saturday, September 23, 2017  
6:00PM (Check-In) - 9:00PM

When the sun goes down, and the lights come up in the Garden Room, Living Room, and Courtyard, tours at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent House take on a whole new sense of beauty and drama!  The House is breathtaking at twilight, showing off the cast of the FLW designed lighting in a unique, ambient glow.  Please join us for this special Twilight Tour and see the completed renovation of our terrace wall!

The Twilight Tour is 2 hours and begins at the Loves Park City Hall (100 Heart Blvd., Loves Park, IL), where you will be taken by shuttle to the Laurent House on nearby Spring Brook Road.  Before your tour begins, enjoy a glass of wine, beer, or a soft drink, along with an assortment of delicious appetizers and a slice of Frank Lloyd Wright’s favorite birthday cake in recognition of this 150th birthday.

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Check-in at 6:00PM;
The shuttle will leave the parking lot
of Loves park City hall at 6:15PM Sharp
$50 (includes tour, cake and one beverage -
cash bar on site for additional beverages)

Theatrical Tour
The Laurent House and the Pettit Chapel – both designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – present a costumed theatrical impersonation by Ellie Carlson of the ghost of Mamah Bouton Borthwick, the great love of Frank Lloyd Wright’s life. Mamah, for whom Taliesin was built, was brutally murdered, along with her children, at Taliesin in 1914.  Ellie Carlson presents Mamah at the moment of her death, as a ghost, to tell her own story of her life with Frank Lloyd Wright.  Please note this is a sensitive presentation which touches on issues that are not appropriate for children under 12. This presentation will be held at the Pettit Chapel in the Belvidere Cemetery and will be followed by a tour of the Laurent House. Pie from Upper Crust Bakery, hot cider, and coffee will be served.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Performance Times: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Due to the small size of the Chapel, we will be holding two performances.
Each performance will be followed by a one hour, docent led tour of the Laurent House.
Cost: $40 (includes refreshments)
Parking & Shuttle:
Please park at the Boone County Historical Museum, 314 South State St, Belvidere, IL, and board our shuttle that will take you to the Pettit Chapel, less than 3 minutes away. The Boone County Historical Museum is a very interesting place, so you may want to visit it first!
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