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Tour Of The Gropius House Museum 10:45 AM

 

Tour of the Gropius House Museum

Lincoln, Massachusetts

A National Historic Landmark

 
Wellesley Neighbors has arranged a guided tour of the Gropius House Museum on Friday September 8th at 10:45 am.
Admission is $12.00 (payable at the door) 

 

Registration Deadline: Noon, Tuesday, September 5th.

 
  Tour is approximately one hour long.  Some stairs, with hand rails.
 Folding chairs available.    Limited bathroom facilities

 

 

Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He designed Gropius House as his family home when he came to Massachusetts to teach architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.

Modest in scale, the house was revolutionary in impact. It combined the traditional elements of New England architecture—wood, brick, and fieldstone—with innovative materials rarely used in domestic settings at that time, including glass block, acoustical plaster, chrome ban.

In keeping with Bauhaus philosophy, every aspect of the house and its surrounding landscape was planned for maximum efficiency and simplicity of design. The house contains a significant collection of furniture designed by Marcel Breuer and fabricated in the Bauhaus workshops. With the family's possessions still in place, Gropius House has a sense of immediacy and intimacy.

Following the tour, we plan to have lunch at a new restaurant, Lincoln Kitchen. 
Click here for more information>>  Lincoln Kitchen

 
Sign up by email to events@wellesleyneighbors.org
by phone (781) 283-0417, ext 2, or by clicking on Register

Let us know if you need a ride, can give a ride to someone else, and if plan to stay for lunch
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Because docent(s) are allocated according to tour participants, you must notify us if you need to cancel your registration!  Call or send an email to the contact person for this event (below)

When:
Friday, September 8, 2017, 11:00 AM
Where:
Gropius House
Gropius House Tour
68 Baker Bridge Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
Contact:
Ruth Treitman
Category:
Tour
Registration is recommended
Payment At Event Only
Payment of $12 is required at the site.
Registrants & Fees
No Fee
No Fee