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World Heritage Plaque Unveiled at Taliesin

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Sep 21, 2021

Taliesin Preservation and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation unveiled a new plaque at Frank Lloyd Wright’s 800-acre estate in the rural Driftless Hills near Spring Green, WI, celebrating the site’s inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Delayed by the pandemic, the two organizations joined together with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, special guests, and the public to finally unveil the plaque at a ceremony at Taliesin on September 15, 2021. 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 U.S. 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.



Please enjoy the complete video of the unveiling ceremony below.


Taliesin is owned by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which stewards and leads preservation efforts at the estate. The public programs at Taliesin, including tours, events, and education are run by our sister organization Taliesin Preservation.

Learn more about the public tours of Taliesin and the rich array of arts, cultural, and educational programs offered by Taliesin Preservation.