Vermont Humanities Council: Historian shares the story behind Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

News Release — Vermont Humanities Council
May 13, 2014

Sylvia Plumb, Director of Communications, 802.262.2626 x *302

Part of First Wednesdays at Brattleboro’s Brooks Memorial Library: A Free Lecture Presented by Vermont Humanities Council

Brattleboro ~ Retired executive director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation H. Nicholas Muller III will discuss one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous buildings in a talk at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro on June 4 at 7:00 pm. His talk, “Fallingwater: An American Masterpiece,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. (This talk was rescheduled from April 2.)

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is widely considered one of the finest masterpieces of American architecture. Muller will share the story — and controversy — behind the house.

Mr. Muller is retired Executive Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. A historian, Mr. Muller also served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society. He is a past President of Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire and former Dean of Arts and Science at the University of Vermont.


The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Brattleboro are held at Brooks Memorial Library unless otherwise noted. The program is free, accessible to people with disabilities and open to the public.

The Vermont Department of Libraries is the statewide underwriter of First Wednesdays.

Brooks Memorial Library is sponsored by Brattleboro Savings and Loan; Downs Rachlin Martin, Attorneys at Law; Friends of Brooks Memorial Library; New Chapter, Inc.; The Vermont Country Store; and the Windham World Affairs Council of Vermont.

Brattleboro First Wednesdays listing

First Wednesdays Brochure for all sites

For more information, contact Brooks Memorial Library at 802.254.5290 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or [email protected], or visit

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  1. Lorayne Lapin :

    will this program be presented at other venues? if so – please forward info



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