Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Sullivan & Wright's Charnley House seeks docents for tours

The Charnley-Persky House Museum Foundation is looking for individuals to undergo four weeks of training to become docents for tours of the historic 1891-92 Astor Street mansion. Topics covered in the Saturday sessions (1:00 to 4:00 P.M. each week) will include clients lumberman James Charnley and his wife, Helen, their architects, Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, a detailed walk-through of the house and an overview of the Gold Coast area. The fourth Saturday will switch to Madlener House, the current home of the Graham Foundation, which is also included in Saturday public tours of Charnley. Interested volunteers should contact William Tyre, Manager of Programs, at 312/573.1365 or via email.

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