Dana Thomas House Holiday Tours

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks the Dana-Thomas House will be offering special Holiday Tours throughout the day.

Stop in and listen to Debby Eddy Flute and Choir performance. You won’t want to miss any of the holiday fun!

Dana-Thomas House Holiday Tours

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks the Dana-Thomas House will be offering special Holiday Tours throughout the day. Make sure you stop by and listen to the Debby Eddy Flute Choir performance, you won’t want to miss it!

Dana-Thomas House Holiday Tours

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks The Dana-Thomas House will be offering special holiday tours. Specialty Tours are lead by veteran tour guides, providing guests more time to appreciate Frank Lloyd Wright’s work and enjoy timeless stories about the famous architect.

Attention to Detail — offers an in-depth look at the career of Frank Lloyd Wright and the restoration of the house, such as the elaborate process used to finish the home’s distinct architectural frieze.

Of Glass and Wood — focuses exclusively on the house’s art glass and hand-made oak furniture.

Wright Concepts — explains the design principles behind Wright’s “Prairie School” architecture.

For any additional inquiries regarding tours, please call the site at (217)782-6776

For additional information on other museums, historic sites, and special events in Springfield, check out www.visit-springfieldillinois.com

Dana-Thomas House Tours

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks The Dana-Thomas House will be offering special holiday tours. Specialty Tours are lead by veteran tour guides, providing guests more time to appreciate Frank Lloyd Wright’s work and enjoy timeless stories about the famous architect.

Attention to Detail — offers an in-depth look at the career of Frank Lloyd Wright and the restoration of the house, such as the elaborate process used to finish the home’s distinct architectural frieze.

Of Glass and Wood — focuses exclusively on the house’s art glass and hand-made oak furniture.

Wright Concepts — explains the design principles behind Wright’s “Prairie School” architecture.

For any additional inquiries regarding tours, please call the site at (217)782-6776

For additional information on other museums, historic sites, and special events in Springfield, check out www.visit-springfieldillinois.com

Documentary Screening of MASTERPIECES

The Dana-Thomas House is featured in the documentary by Producer/Director, Michael Miner, entitled MASTERPIECES The Most Extraordinary Buildings Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Filmed over two years, Masterpieces, represents Mr. Wright’s best buildings representing their “genres” with the best restorations, and the most complete and intact collections of original artifacts. Miner will introduce the film and also speak about the re-building of the Banff Pavilion. In addition to the Dana-Thomas House, which encompasses approximately 20-minutes of the film, the other buildings featured are: Fallingwater, Johnson Wax Administration Building and Research Tower Wingspread, Auldbrass Plantation, Rosenbaum House, Cedar Rock and the Price tower.

Parking in the Stratton Building Lot
Event is free and open to the public
Watch the Trailer 

Wright by the Garage Sale Fundraiser

The Dana Thomas House Foundation will hold a massive garage sale event at the Cottages on Lawrence, just south of the Dana-Thomas House at 302-306 E. Lawrence Avenue. The purpose of the event (being held rain or shine) is to raise funds for the Dana-Thomas House Foundation Neighborhood Preservation Project. Admission is free.

Sale to include: Architectural Salvage, Antiques, Books, House wares, Garden Tools, Craft Supplies, Electronics, Sporting Goods, Toys, Games, Furniture and Home Décor

Deliver Donated items to:
231 East Lawrence, Springfield, IL 62704

Donation Drop- Off Dates:
Wed., September 27 from 4-6p
Thurs., September 28 from 4-6p
Fri., September 29 from 4-6p
Sat., September 30 from 4-6p

Please no clothes or large appliances.

Call 217-788-9542 for additional times or to make arrangements for pick up.

Dana Thomas House Tours

10:15 am

Attention to Detail — offers an in-depth look at the career of Frank Lloyd Wright and the restoration of the house, such as the elaborate process used to finish the home’s distinct architectural frieze.

1:15 am

Of Glass and Wood — focuses exclusively on the house’s art glass and hand-made oak furniture.

Paint it Wright Fundraiser

Paint Frank Lloyd Wright designs at a fundraiser for the Dana-Thomas House Foundation. You’ll be helping to preserve a Springfield jewel by attending.

Architectural Walking Tour

The Old State Capitol Plaza is the heart of downtown Springfield. Meet someone by the Lincoln family statue.
The Old State Capitol Plaza is the heart of downtown Springfield. Meet someone by the Lincoln family statue.

Meet at the Lincoln Family Statute on the Old State Capitol Plaza at 5:30 pm to join Anthony Rubano of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency for DSI’s popular FREE walking tour, where Anthony discusses the architectural styles, materials, and treatments that make up historic downtown Springfield. He will also talk about design successes and areas for improvement along the way, with a complimentary reception at a downtown business to cap off the excursion.

For the September tour, Anthony will be headed down 5th Street with stops that include the Executive Mansion and the Vachel Lindsay Home. The easy walking tour lasts 1 ½ hours and will conclude with a complimentary reception hosted by the Dana-Thomas House.

The House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902 for Susan Lawrence Dana, a forward-thinking socialite living in Springfield, Illinois. The home, the 72nd building designed by Wright, contains the largest collection of site-specific, original Wright art glass and furniture. Wright’s first “blank check” commission, the home has 35 rooms in the 12,000 square feet of living space which includes 3 main levels and 16 varying levels in all.

Rightfully regarded as a local treasure, the DTH is a gorgeous house museum. Following its acquisition of the House, the Illinois State Historic Preservation Agency undertook a major restoration project. The results yielded a beautifully preserved example of Mr. Wright’s genius.

Beyond the essence of an architectural masterpiece of international significance, the house is a brilliant showcase of craftsmanship in glass doors, windows and light fixtures; terra cotta sculpture and an exquisite mural; it is the best preserved and most complete of Frank Lloyd Wright’s early “Prairie” houses.

The Architectural Walking tours are free, open to the public and last about 1 ½ hours, always finishing at a wonderful downtown establishment.

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