FLW / Auldbrass Modernist Tour
Like the mythical Brigadoon, Frank Lloyd Wright's Auldbrass
Plantation in South Carolina is open to the public for only two
days every two years. This amazing complex of Wright
buildings is owned by Joel Silver, a Hollywood
producer. He has painstakingly restored
the property and graciously allows the Beaufort
Land Trust to have their major fundraiser on the
grounds. TMH is the largest group attending the Auldbrass
Traveling with us includes
all admissions, most meals, double-occupancy hotel, and
transportation on our luxury, restroom-equipped,
wifi-equipped touring bus.
First we'll have a great welcome and lunch at the
Sheldon Church Ruins in Yemassee SC. Then
we'll tour Auldbrass in the afternoon, with
special guides for our group.
Plus, we'll be attending a special lecture event
and reception on Saturday night
by Wright expert Dr. Anthony Alofsin, AIA.
Dr. Alofsin received the Wright Spirit Award
from the Frank Lloyd Wright Building
Conservancy. The award honors an individual who,
through artistic, architectural,
scholarly, professional or other endeavors
embodies the Spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright. The
highest honor given by the Conservancy, it comes
in recognition Dr. Alofsin’s significant
contributions to the study of Frank Lloyd Wright
as a scholar, educator, author and curator, and
his work Frank Lloyd Wright: An Index to the
Taliesin Correspondence, which has created
an invaluable reference tool for Wright scholars
and researchers the world over.
On Sunday we'll visit the AIA award-winning Low
Plus one more really cool Modernist house TBA.
We'll have lunch on the grounds of the Inn at Middleton Place,
a Modernist hotel designed by
W. G. Clark.
Meet at FastPark near RDU Airport, coffee and
7am - Leave
for South Carolina
1130am - Lunch at the Sheldon Church Ruins
1pm - Tour Auldbrass. David DeLong,
author of many books on Wright, will be available
4pm - Check in at the Holiday Inn Hotel and
6pm - Reception and Presentation by Anthony
8pm - Dinner on your own in Beaufort SC
830am - Breakfast at the
9am - Charleston Area Modernist House Tours
1130am - Lunch at Middleton Inn
6pm - Arrive at FastPark
The Fine Print
Included: All admissions; a delicious breakfast
both days and lunch as we travel;
beverages and snacks. Double-occupancy
hotel with free wifi and breakfast. Roundtrip
air-conditioned, free-wifi-equipped, restroom-equipped luxury touring bus. Not included:
$6 per car per day parking at
FastPark, so you are encouraged to carpool.
TMH trips happen rain, snow, or shine.
There are no
refunds for any reason except in the unlikely event of
However, you are free to transfer tickets to
anyone without penalty (just email or call us). As with all TMH events, your name will be on the registration list, so
tickets are not mailed.
The itinerary, number, and order of
buildings are subject to
change without notice or refund.
participants are required to sign a liability
release after final payment for the trip.
Some buildings are not handicap-accessible.
Participants must navigate stairs unaided and be able to
walk for at least a hour at at time. Strollers are not permitted
inside any buildings.
Plan to arrive
at FastPark at least by 6:30am.
It's going to be an
amazing day and a
tight schedule, so if you're not on the bus on time,
leave without you!
To protect the house floors, all participants must remove shoes (or BYO
There is no food or drink allowed inside the houses.
Photography is allowed at Auldbrass only for exterior
shots. For the Sheldon Ruins and the Sunday
houses, photography is ok anywhere.
Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with
Food and drink are allowed on the bus.
Refreshments and snacks will be provided on board.
Coolers are not allowed on the bus. You may bring
a cooler but it must go underneath the bus. No
glass bottles or containers.
Questions? Contact George Smart 919.740.8407.
Pricing: Single Occupancy $649, Dbl Occupancy
$599. Mod Squad members get $50 off. Those
who placed $100 deposits during 2012 and 2013 may pay
the balance through the options below.
TMH is an IRS-approved North Carolina
501C3 nonprofit, TMH promotes the preservation,
knowledge and understanding of Modernist
architecture with the help of generous
supporters like you.
Proceeds benefit TMH's
ongoing documentation, preservation, and promotion projects.
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