Dec. 4, 1997
Vol. 17, No. 6

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    Robie House holiday tours Dec. 9

    The holiday season will be celebrated at the 88-year-old landmark Robie House with tours and refreshments on Tuesday, Dec. 9. Festooned in vintage ornaments, authentic garlands and arrangements, Robie House will be open until 9 p.m., with tours at 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. at a special price of $5. Refreshments will be served in the bookshop, where Doug Volker will present his complete collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired decorative accessories. His collection includes votives, coasters, framed decorative wall art, and ornaments. Volker will also be available to provide in-depth information about each piece and to help shoppers make selections.

    Specially priced items will also be offered within the bookshop, which offers a selection of Wright books, as well as decorative items and architecture-inspired stocking stuffers. Robie House is located at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. For more information, call (708) 848-1976.

    Volunteer training to begin The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation, which now operates Robie House, is currently accepting applicants for its Robie House interpreter training program. The three-day training course will meet on consecutive Saturdays, Jan. 10, 17 and 24, from 9 a.m. to noon.

    In return for donating at least four hours per month to the foundation's programs, volunteers receive a variety of benefits, including earned memberships, special events, tours and discounts in the foundation's museum shops and merchandise catalogue.

    Robie House is located at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. For more information, contact Robie House Operations Manager Janet Van Delft at 834-1362 by Monday, Jan. 5.