ABOUT US


ABOUT US

Our mission is to preserve and share this rare collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed American System-Built Homes – his vision for efficient, affordable, and life-enhancing housing.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Burnham Block, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. We are staffed by volunteers and rely on generous contributions, grants, revenue generated by our tour program and museum shop to restore, operate and preserve the buildings.

To volunteer or if you have questions, please call us at (414) 368-0060 or email info@WrightInMilwaukee.org

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Our volunteers on a private tour of the S.C. Johnson Campus

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A HISTORIC SITE

Open year round for tours. Currently welcoming about 4,500 guests per year from all 50 states and 34 countries.

  • Excellent, well trained docents and training program.
  • Participating site in the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail initiative.
  • Site is on the National Register of Historic Places. Wisconsin Register of Historic Sites and is a City of Milwaukee Historic District.
  • Licensed Frank Lloyd Wright Historic Site.
  • Museum operations are financially self-sustaining.

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A PLACE TO EXPERINCE

Currently hosting site visits by:

  • UW-Milwaukee SARUP
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
  • OHSER
  • Marquette University
  • Alverno College
  • Beloit College
  • Elementary, Middle and High Schools

Guest Lectures offered at UWM & Wisconsin Historical Society sites

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ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

  • 1994: Our predecessor organization, Frank lloyd Wright Wisconsin, Inc. was founded with funding from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The early mission was to promote Wright tourism. The organization was known for it's annual Wright and Like(tm) house tours, lectures, educational events and advocacy.
  • 2002/04 We added “Bricks & Mortar” restoration projects to our mission and purchased the first builing on the Burnham Block
  • 2017 We re-organized into two seperate organizations: Wright In Wisconsin, Inc. carries on the statewide focus on Frank Lloyd Wright tourism while our organization, Frank Lloyd Wright's Burnham Block, Inc. is focused exclusively on the Burnham Block in Milwaukee, WI.

Meet our all Volunteer Team

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- Tim Hoye
- Michael P. Lilek
- The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

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