Spring Green, WI— Taliesin Preservation was honored to accept the 2019 Trustees Emeritus Award for Historic Site Stewardship from the National Trust for Historic Preservation on October 11th in Denver, Colorado. This national award was received at the PastForward Conference by Executive Director Carrie Rodamaker and Board Chair Ray Lipman.
This award from the National Trust recognizes a nonprofit organization that has demonstrated sustained and superlative achievement in historic preservation, management, and programming at historic sites. Each year, an independent jury of national and international thought leaders from many disciplines select the recipients of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Awards. The jury members look for historic preservation projects of all sizes and scale that involve innovated approaches, inclusive community outreach, demonstrative economic impact, and cultural programs that can serve as inspiration to others in the field.
At Taliesin Preservation we are dedicated to preserving the culture of Taliesin along with the built and natural environments that make up the 800-acre estate. Through our programming, Taliesin continues to be a laboratory for individuals to come together for thought exchange, multi-disciplinary learning-by-doing, and inspiring the next generation of dynamic thinkers.
Taliesin Preservation is committed to providing preservation support and creating public programming for the Taliesin estate. The first comprehensive projects assisted with was the reconstruction of the Romeo and Juliet Windmill and the restoration of Wright’s Bedroom Terrace. Other projects also include the restoration of Tan-y-Deri, the Guest Wing, the loggia and loggia terrace, Wright’s Studio, Hillside Studio Roof, and the Welsh Hills prairie. Taliesin Preservation has contributed over $10 million to preservation projects to the Wisconsin estate since 1993.
“We are honored to accept this award for Historic Site Stewardship. Taliesin Preservation has always put the natural, cultural, and built environments of Taliesin the forefront of our mission. I’m grateful for the work of my predecessors, all the members of our board, past and present, our partners in preservation the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and most importantly, all the donors and supporters over the past 25 years who have made contributions to make this award possible.”
– Carrie Rodamaker, Executive Director
Taliesin Preservation is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization located near Spring Green, Wisconsin. Its mission is to preserve the cultural, built and natural environments that comprise the Taliesin property and to conduct public educational and cultural programming that provides a greater understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and ideas.
Keywords: National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: November 14, 2019
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