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Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Looking For Volunteers

By Benjy Lipsman in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 28, 2009 3:10PM

2009_01_robiehouse.jpgChicagoist loves our city's architectural history, as well as the way we Chicagoans celebrate and preserve the great structures in our presence. One of the organizations that works to preserve and promote some of the most significant local abodes is looking to recruit some new volunteers. The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, which maintains the Robie House in Hyde Park and Wright's Home and Studion in Oak Park, begins their next volunteer training in a few weeks.

Training begins Wednesday, Feb. 18 and runs for five consecutive Saturdays. In addition to getting to learn about and spend lots of time inside some of Wright's best works, volunteers also enjoy membership benefits, exclusive events, merchandise discounts, ongoing educational opportunities... plus the friendships with fellow architecture buffs. There are a variety of different positions for which to volunteer and you're only expected to donate four hours of your time a month, so it's a relatively small commitment to help preserve part of Chicago's legacy.

Photo by Benjy Lipsman