SPRINGFIELD — The Frank Lloyd Wright Westcott House, Simon-Kenton Inn and the Springfield Art Museum will be the destinations when Hayner Hits the Road on Wednesday, June 7.
The Westcott House was designed and built in 1908 by the world-famous architect, Franklin Lloyd Wright. The Westcott House not only embodies Wright’s innovative Prairie School architectural design, but also extends his concept of relating the building to its site by means of a terrace, lily pond, gardens and other landscape elements.
Lunch will be at the Federal Style Simon-Kenton Inn where participants will enjoy a buffet lunch in the original house. The historic inn dates to 1823 and in addition to being a dining destination, it is also a bed and breakfast.
The final destination of the day will be a docent led tour of the Springfield Museum of Art. The museum was conceived in 1946 when a group of concerned Springfield artists and residents felt that Springfield needed a showcase for the visual arts. Over the years, the museum continued to expand and is now a 35,000-square foot facility. In 2012, the museum was accepted into the Smithsonian Affiliate Program, currently the only art museum in Ohio with that distinction.
The group will depart from the Hayner at 9 a.m. and return to the Hayner at approximately 5:15 p.m. The all-inclusive cost of this trip is $70 for in-district and Friends of Hayner members and $75 for those out-of-district. You can register and pay online at www.troyhayner.org or stop by the Hayner.
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