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Virtual UNESCO Plaque Unveiling & Tea Circle Celebration

September 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

It’s with great excitement that we invite you to the

virtual UNESCO World Heritage

plaque unveiling at Taliesin and

Tea Circle restoration celebration

with special Guest

The Honorable Tony Evers, Governor of Wisconsin
along with other elected officials


Watch the recording at noon on our socials:


Taliesin Preservation and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation are pleased to unveil a new plaque installed at the great architect’s private estate in Spring Green, Wisc, celebrating the sites inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The event will feature special guests, including Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) recognizes landmarks or sites for cultural, historical, or scientific relevance. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, based in Chicago, IL, spearheaded the serial nomination of eight major works by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Living Room

The inscription for Wright’s works was announced on July 7, 2019, during the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee. Wright’s buildings are the first US Modern Architecture to be included on the United Nations’ list of the world’s most significant cultural and natural sites, representing American design for the first time on a global stage. Taliesin was chosen to be a part of this honor as a great example of an organic connection to the surrounding landscape of the driftless region. The inscription is an honorary distinction that provides additional protection of the properties.

“This is an incredible moment for Taliesin Preservation, our sister organization The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and our incredible community of friends, partners, and donors. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we are now officially recognized worldwide for bringing outstanding cultural and natural heritage to humanity—and we pledge to continue this as a laboratory for living in the 21st century.” – Carrie Rodamaker, Executive Director, Taliesin Preservation

Stairs to Taliesin from the lower parking court.

“This designation is a great source of national pride, and while eight buildings are included in the inscription, it recognizes the importance of Wright’s work, embodied in every one of his buildings and designs. These sites are not simply World Heritage monuments because they are beautiful. It’s so much more than that. These are places of profound influence, inspiration and connection.” – Stuart Graff, President & CEO, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Through its public programming, Taliesin Preservation seeks to demonstrate where architecture, nature, agriculture, and culture converge around a sensitivity, integration, belonging and responsibility to place. Taliesin Preservation works in partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the owners and stewards of Taliesin, along with Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s bust is located in the living room at Taliesin.

The serial inscription also includes Unity Temple, the Frederick C. Robie House, Hollyhock House, Fallingwater, the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House, Taliesin West, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and brings greater awareness to and appreciation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s complete body of work. Learn more about the UNESCO inscription


Special Thanks to:

The Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Foundation and Sidney K. Robinson for their contributions to the Tea Circle Restoration project.

Media Partners are invited to attend the plaque unveiling in-person at Taliesin on September 15, 2021, at 9 a.m.
Please RSVP to
Aron Meudt-Thering
608-588-7900 ext. 221

Event Details:

September 15, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm