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Read about recent news and events regarding Fallingwater and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Below is a list of recently released press releases. For more information on media contacts and media fact sheets and resources, view our media room.

WPC Announces Protection and Restoration of the Historic Hickman Chapel in Fayette County

The historic Hickman Chapel, which has been a fixture on the Laurel Highlands landscape in Fayette County for more than 100 years, was donated yesterday to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for restoration, preservation and eventual public use in keeping...

Longtime Fallingwater Director Lynda Waggoner to Retire in Early 2018

Lynda S. Waggoner started at Fallingwater in 1965 when she was just 17 years old. “I arrived here to be a guide – an anxious teenager fearful of speaking in public,” she said. Now after more than 40 years...

Fallingwater Tours Still Occurring Despite High Water and Flooding on Bear Run

Heavy rain overnight caused Bear Run, the stream that flows below Fallingwater, to flood and overflow. There is no damage to the interior of Fallingwater. Public tours of Fallingwater are still proceeding today, but under a 30-45 minute delay....

Conservancy Protects More Important Land within the Laurel Hill Creek Watershed

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy today purchased a 30-acre property located in the headwaters of Laurel Hill Creek in Jefferson Township, Somerset County, that has now become a new addition to Laurel Ridge State Park. This property, which is adjacent...

Fallingwater Opens for 53rd Tour Season

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will open for the 2017 season on Saturday, March 11. Since opening for its first tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed more than 5.5 million visitors from around the world. Fallingwater will also host a...

Fallingwater Announces Frank Lloyd Wright Commemorative 150th Birthday Celebration Activities

Along with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and other Wright-designed public buildings across the country, Fallingwater will host a variety of special activities during the 2017 tour season to commemorate and honor Wright’s legacy during the year of his...

Fallingwater Offers Free Admission to Fayette County Residents Nov. 18 and 20

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork located in the scenic Laurel Highlands, will offer free admission to Fayette County residents during its biannual Fayette County Appreciation Days on Friday, Nov. 18, and Sunday, Nov. 20. Last November, more than 650...

Fallingwater Opens for 52nd Tour Season

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will officially open on Saturday, March 12 for its 52nd tour season. Since opening for its first tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed more than 4.5 million visitors from around the world. Advance ticket purchase...

Fallingwater Offers Free Admission to Fayette County Residents Nov. 13 and 15

Fallingwater, a 2015 nominee to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage list, will offer free admission to Fayette County residents during its Fayette County Appreciation Days on Friday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 15....

Fallingwater Offers Free Admission to Fayette County Residents March 22

Fallingwater, nominee to UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage list, will offer free admission to Fayette County residents during its Fayette County Appreciation Day on Sunday, March 22. Due to the overwhelming success of Fallingwater’s annual Fayette County Days in November,...

World Heritage Nominee, Fallingwater Opens for 2015 Season

Internationally acclaimed and an official U.S. nominee to the United States to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will officially reopen for its regular 2015 tour season hours on...

Fallingwater Invites Volunteers to Apply for 2015 Season

Local residents have the opportunity to experience Fallingwater, a nominee to UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage List, on a personal level. Fallingwater is now accepting applications for volunteer opportunities for the 2015 season. Residents from nearby communities such as Chalk...

Fallingwater Among Frank Lloyd Wright Sites Nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List

Fallingwater is among a group of 10 buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), widely considered to be the greatest American architect of the 20th century, to become the first works of modern architecture nominated by the United States...

Fallingwater Offers Free Admission to Fayette County Residents Nov. 14 and 16

Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork located at Bear Run Nature Reserve in the scenic Laurel Highlands, will offer free admission to Fayette County residents during its annual Fayette County Appreciation Days Friday, Nov. 14, and Sunday, Nov. 16....

View Fallingwater In New Light During the 19th Annual Twilight Tour

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy invites the public to enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater as the sun sets over Bear Run Nature Reserve during the 19th Annual Twilight Tour on Saturday, Aug. 23. The Conservancy is now accepting reservations for...

Dan Rooney To Sign Books at Fallingwater on July 19

WHAT: Fallingwater is hosting Pittsburgh Steelers leader Dan Rooney and historian Carol Peterson in the Fallingwater Museum Store as they sign their book, “Allegheny City: A History of Pittsburgh’s North Side.” WHEN: Saturday, July 19 12 p.m. – 2...

Fallingwater Opens Holiday Store in Downtown Pittsburgh

The Fallingwater Museum Store will operate a holiday boutique in downtown Pittsburgh from now until the end of the year in a storefront on Liberty Avenue between the Harris Theater and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Education Center. The downtown...

Visitors to Toast Sunset at Fallingwater’s 18th Annual Twilight Tour

he Western Pennsylvania Conservancy invites the public to enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, as the sun sets over Bear Run Nature Reserve during the 18th Annual Twilight Tour and Concert on Saturday, Aug. 24. The Conservancy is now accepting...

Fallingwater Offers Life-long Learners a VIP Experience Through Insight/Onsite Seminar

Imagine experiencing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater the way the Kaufmanns did: relaxing on a terrace, enjoying dinner in the living room and journaling at a Wright-designed desk. Fallingwater, Wright’s masterwork located 90 minutes southeast of Pittsburgh, is offering this...

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh to Perform ‘Shining Brow’ at Fallingwater

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh will perform “Shining Brow,” the American opera with music by Daron Hagen and libretto by Paul Muldoon on Fallingwater’s famous exterior terraces, Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8 – the weekend of Frank Lloyd...

Fallingwater Reopens for 2013 Season

Fallingwater will open for daily tours on Saturday, beginning a 2013 season that includes a range of experiences, educational programs and tours. “Visitors see something new every time they arrive at Fallingwater,” said Lynda Waggoner, vice president of the...

Fallingwater Accepts Applications for Summer Residency Programs

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, is accepting applications from high school students and K-12 educators for its one-week summer residency programs. The programs – two sessions at different skill levels for students and one session for teachers –...

17th Annual Fallingwater Twilight Tour

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is now accepting reservations for the 17th annual Fallingwater Twilight Tour and Picnic Dinner. The event, sponsored by Huntington Bank, will be held on Saturday, August 25 at the world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright house near...

Fallingwater 2012 Season Kicks Off

Fallingwater is open for daily tours, kicking off a 2012 season that includes a range of tour options, lectures and exhibitions, as well as on-site educational programs for people of all ages. “Each season brings new energy and excitement...

Volunteers Needed for Fallingwater 2012 Season

Fallingwater is now accepting applications for volunteer positions at the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork and Bear Run Nature Reserve in Pennsylvania’s scenic Laurel Highlands. Fallingwater seeks volunteers who enjoy working outdoors or interacting with the public. Opportunities are available...