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Prairie Inspiration: Frank Lloyd Wright and House Architecture

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5 Days | 4 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Find your passion for American residential architecture and the evolving housing styles of our nation as you trace the influence of the prairie and the man given the most credit for the prairie school of architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright. Visit early homes in country and urban settings, including a classic Greek Revival home occupied by a future U.S. president; one of the most “complete” examples of Prairie-style home and furnishings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; a Usonian-inspired contemporary ranch home; and a real Sears “kit” house. Gain insight from architects, archaeologists and historians to better understand how immigration, culture and the landscapes of the Midwest influenced American housing.


• Venture out on the prairie to visit stone and log houses and see how the homes of early settlers were influenced by the landscape and their cultures.
• Explore the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Dana-Thomas House and learn details about the art, glass, furnishings and sculptures inside.
• Delve into the life of Susan Lawrence Dana, who commissioned a young Chicago architect to “remodel” her home in 1904.

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Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Coordinated by Lincoln Land Community College.

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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
16 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances


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