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The Iowa Angle Book Release and Signing Party

 

Join the Wright on the Park for a book release and signing party for Paul Juhl’s The Iowa Angle on, October 27th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at the Wright on the Park office 17 S. Federal Ave., Mason City. The book signing is free and open to the public.

Paul C. Juhl, of Iowa City, has been writing about Iowa history for the past twenty years.  Originally from Webster City, Juhl holds degrees from the University of Iowa in history, and the University of Northern Iowa in College Student Personnel Services.  His reading audience has always been Iowans and likes to connect aspects of national and state history with his home state. He is also an expert on photography in the late nineteenth century and often includes many images from all times periods in his books.

Prior to retirement, Juhl served several Iowa high schools, and also a school in Switzerland, as the school counselor and teacher.

The topics for his spiral bound books are diverse and include artists; Grant Wood and Vinnie Ream; country schools; Pulitzer Prize recipient, MacKinlay Kantor; actress, Sarah Bernhardt; and Abraham Lincoln’s grandchildren.  North Iowa residents may remember his two books on Clear Lake: Clear Lake: The Earliest Images and also Grant Wood’s Clear Lake Summer.

Now, his latest connects Frank Lloyd Wright with Iowa and Iowans.

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3rd Annual Lego Contest

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How to enter in five easy steps:

1) Find your inspiration and a pile of bricks.
2) Build your own unique structure. (Sorry, no prepackaged Lego kits).
3) Submit an entry form below.
4) Drop off your building at the WOTP office during office hours from October 2-12.
5) Join in the fun at our judging party October 13 at 11:00 AM.

 

By entering the contest you agree that WOTP may take your photo, and or use your, or your minor child’s, likeness in marketing materials. The WOTP office is open Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m..

 

 

 

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Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan

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Join the River City Society for Historic Preservation for a lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan Tuesday, July 10th at 7:00 PM in the Robert E. McCoy Architectural Interpretive Center.

 

Professor Kevin Nute is an award-winning author of Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan: The Role of Traditional Japanese Art and Architecture in the Work of Frank Lloyd Wright, and will speak on this topic. He is a Professor of Architecture at University of Oregon, a Wright scholar, and has lived and worked in Japan for our years.

 

The lecture is free and open to the public. it is sponsored byc and a made possible by generous donation from Nancy and Chuck Sweetman.

 

The AIC is located behind the George Stockman House at 530 1st Street NE, Mason City, Iowa 50401.

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Wright After Work – FLW Stockman House Contrast and Comparison

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Join Wright on the Park for a Wright After Work on Wednesday September 12th at 5:00 PM. Relax, network, enjoy light refreshments and learn. Joanne Hardinger, a docent with both the Stockman House and Historic Park Inn Hotel, will present contrast and comparison of the two Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie School commissions.

The event is free and open to the public. Register in advance with Eventbrite.

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Restoring the Landscape of the Darwin Martin House & Graycliff

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Join us for an afternoon that blends gardening and landscape design with historical significance. On June 23rd at 1:00 PM, Nellie Gardner, the Horticulturist for the Darwin Martin House & Graycliff Frank Lloyd Wright sites near Buffalo, NY, will speak on the $1 million dollar restoration taking place to restore the grounds of both properties. The event will be held at the last remaining Frank Lloyd Wright hotel in existence, the Historic Park Inn Hotel in Mason City, Iowa. Tickets are $12.00 for the event or $22.00 with a tour of the historic hotel.

Saturday June 23 at 1:00 PM in the Historic Park Inn Hotel ballroom.

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Wright After Work – Five Key Griffins

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Join Wright on the Park for a Wright After Work on Wednesday June 20th at 7:00 PM. Relax, network, enjoy light refreshments and learn. Michael Thompson, Vice President of the Walter Burley Society in Australia, will present “Five Key Griffins”, and explore the best works of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin the former Frank Lloyd Wright associates and Prairie School masters.

 

The event is free and open to the public.