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Peters-Margedant open house to showcase artifacts in first time exhibit

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2024

The Peters-Margedant House is thrilled to invite the public to an exclusive Open House event on Sunday, April 14, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place inside the Peters-Margedant house located on the University of Evansville (UE) campus at 516 S. Weinbach Ave.

Built in 1934 by Frank Lloyd Wright's apprentice William Wesley Peters, the compact house served a family of six in its early years. Peters attended Evansville College from 1929-1930 before moving to Taliesin to work with Wright. In August of 2016, the house was moved to its new site behind the Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

The upcoming open house will be an engaging experience for not only enthusiasts of architecture and design, but for all community members. As it spotlights the remarkable career of William Wesley Peters alongside the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright. Peters, celebrated for his contributions to Usonian design and his role as Wright's right-hand man, has left a permanent mark on modern architecture and design.

Visitors will have the unique opportunity to explore a micro exhibit showcasing a collection of artifacts that belonged to Peters himself, marking the first time these artifacts will be on public display at the house. Guests are invited to explore the exhibit and review the tools Peters utilized as an architect, offering insight into his creative process and the era of architectural innovation.

Entrance to the open house and exhibit is completely free on April 14. At any time during the year, tours will also be offered, by appointment only, providing a comprehensive understanding of Peters' influence and the significance of his work.

For further information or to schedule a tour, please contact

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