Previous Events

February 13, 2020, 4:00 pm
The Wright Women: Frank Lloyd Wright
& The Women He Loved
Hiers-Baxley TimberRidge
9695 SW 110th St., Ocala, FL 34481
February 8, 2020, Saturday
In-Depth Tour of Florida Southern College with Tim Totten - 3 hours
Master Storyteller Tim Totten will take you on an in-depth walking tour of the Wright-designed campus of Florida Southern College, culminating in a tour of the Usonian faculty house, completed from Wright’s plans in 2013. This tour is perfect for those who have heard Totten’s talks and want to see the architecture in three dimensions. Tour will include all buildings on campus designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that are open at the time of the tour. Special events, rentals, and/or repairs may close one or more buildings during the tour.
While the tour features numerous places to stop for a seated discussion of the architecture, the buildings are spread out on the campus and not all are accessible without walking. If you have difficulty standing for 30 minutes at a time or walking at least 1 mile during the 3 hour tour, this may not be the tour for you.
Tim was a Volunteer Docent at the college and has intimate knowledge of the campus. His tours always sell out quickly, so don't delay in purchasing your ticket!
Only 25 tickets will be sold for each time, 9:30 am or 12:30 pm!  $45.
February 7, 2020, 1:45 pm
Visual Arts Association
(Private Event)
January 27, 2020
Eustis Memorial Library
120 N. Center St., Eustis, Florida
Limited seating,

January 23, 2020

4:00 pm
Frank Lloyd Wright Goes to Hollywood
Hiers-Baxley Life Event Center
The Villages, Florida
SOLD OUT!

October 23 to 26, 2019
2019 Oak Park + Chicago Stay & Tour
SOLD OUT!

October 20 to 23, 2019
2019 Oak Park + Chicago Stay & Tour
SOLD OUT!

October 17, 2019
1:00 pm
Wright Goes to Hollywood
Presentation by Timothy Totten, Master Storyteller
"Wright Goes to Hollywood"
Leesburg Public Library
100 E. Main Street
Leesburg, Florida 34748
Complimentary

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September 27, 2019
Private Event

Florida Southern College

Lakeland, Florida

August 31, 2019
The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright, shortened version

21st Annual Prairieland Chautauqua

Jacksonville, Illinois

May 14, 2019

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright,
shortened version
Mount Dora Newcomers

Mount Dora, Florida

May 5, 2019

Unitarian Church

Deland, Florida

April 11, 2019

4:00 pm

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright

Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services

910 SE Silver Springs Blvd.

Ocala, Florida 34470

Complimentary, reservations required.

March 26, 2019

Chapel Open to Public for Tours 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Program 6:15 pm

Approximately 1 hour with Q & A after

Refreshments
Ending approximately 7:45 pm

Belvidere Cemetery and Pettit Chapel

Boone County Historical Museum

Belvidere, Illinois

March 24, 2019

Laurent House
Rockford, Illinois

March 23, 2019, Saturday

1:00 pm

Dana-Thomas House
Illinois State Museum Auditorium

Springfield, Illinois
Free to the public

March 22, 2019, Friday
9:30 am

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright
Normal, Illinois

1:00 pm SOLD OUT

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright

Normal, Illinois

March 20, 2019, Wednesday

Private Tour of Florida Southern College

Tours of Florida Southern College

February 23, 2019, Saturday

10:00 am SOLD OUT

1:00 pm SOLD OUT

Lakeland, Florida

Private Tour of Florida Southern College

February 22, 2019, Friday

Lakeland, Florida

Keynote Speaker for CSI

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright

February 12, 2019, Tuesday

Costa Mesa, California

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright

December 12, 2018, 1 pm

Leesburg Public Library

Leesburg, Florida

Private Event

Wells Fargo Advisors

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright

November 16, 2018

Fort Myers, Florida

Frank Lloyd Wright

Modernism Museum/1921 Restaurant

November 14, 2018

Dinner

Lunch

Mount Dora, Florida

Private Event at Lake Eustis Museum of Art

Wells Fargo Advisors

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright

November 2, 2018

Art Buzz/The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright

October 10, 2018

Bentonville, Arkansas

Event at the Winter Park City Hall

Sponsored by Casa Feliz, Winter Park

September 20, 2018

Winter Park, Florida

Event at the Boone County Historical Museum

Pettit Chapel

September 7, 2018

Belvidere, Illinois

Event at the Bradley House
September 6, 2018, Thursday
B. Harley Bradley House
701 S. Harrison Avenue
Kankakee, Illinois 60901

 

An Evening Celebrating the 111th Year of Frank Lloyd Wright
Join us to celebrate the dedication of the Pettit Chapel Mural
September 7, 2018, Friday, 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Boone County Museum of History
314 S. State Street
Belvidere, Illinois 61008
Shuttled Tours of Pettit Chapel
Frank’s Cash Bar, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Entertainment
Shuttles Depart from the Museum at 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7 pm
Live performances by Master Storyteller Timothy Totten
Student Art Show
$30 per person

 

The Wright Women
July 28, 2018, Saturday, 10:00 a.m.
Hiers-Baxley Life Event Center
3975 Wedgewood Lane
The Villages, Florida 32162
Graciously sponsored by Hiers-Baxley Life Event Center.  A light breakfast will be served.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Principles of Organic Architecture
May 18, 2018, Friday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Trout Lake Nature Center
520 E. CR 44, Eustis, Florida 32736

Master storyteller & Wright scholar Timothy Totten introduces you to the man the American Institute of Architects has called “The Greatest American Architect” and dissects the artist’s process of organic architecture.

This is a free event, but donations are suggested for the center.

 

Tour of Florida Southern College
May 26, 2018, Saturday, 10:00 am
ONLY A FEW TICKETS REMAIN FOR THE
10 AM TOUR!
(See below for the 1 pm tour.)
Florida Southern College
750 Frank Lloyd Wright Way, Lakeland, Florida 33803

Tickets for the 10:00 am tour

Join Master Storyteller and Wright expert, Timothy Totten, as he guides you on a tour of the Florida Southern College Campus, specifically the thirteen buildings designed by American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. We will be walking from building to building with an opportunity to stop, sit and relax in the two chapels.

Tim was a Volunteer Docent at the college and has intimate knowledge of the campus.

We will meet at the Frank Lloyd Wright Gift Shop at the corner of Frank Lloyd Wright Way, across the street from the campus and the parking.

Tickets are available above for this tour and are $35 per person.


Tour of Florida Southern College
May 26, 2018, Saturday, 1:00 pm (See above for the 10 am tour.)
Florida Southern College
750 Frank Lloyd Wright Way, Lakeland, Florida 33803

Tickets for the 1:00 pm tour

Join Master Storyteller and Wright expert, Timothy Totten, as he guides you on a tour of the Florida Southern College Campus, specifically the thirteen buildings designed by American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. We will be walking from building to building with an opportunity to stop, sit and relax in the two chapels.

Tim was a Volunteer Docent at the college and has intimate knowledge of the campus.

We will meet at the Frank Lloyd Wright Gift Shop at the corner of Frank Lloyd Wright Way, across the street from the campus and the parking.

Tickets are available above for this tour and are $35 per person.

 

Wright In Your Backyard
June 13, 2018, Wednesday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dine & Learn
Modernism Museum
Held at 1921 Restaurant
142 E. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Dinner $50.00

 

Wright In Your Backyard
June 14, 2018, Thursday, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dine & Learn
Modernism Museum
Held at 1921 Restaurant
142 E. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Lunch $35.00

 

The Wright Women

May 8, 2018, Tuesday, Reception begins at 6:30 pm, Program begins at 7:00 pm.
Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum
656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, Florida 32789

Master Storyteller Tim Totten returns to share his encyclopedic knowledge of America’s famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  This time Tim will highlight the four women in Wright’s life.

Complimentary, but you must RSVP by calling 407.628.8200 or email here. 
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

This event will fill up quickly, so don’t delay to reserve your spot!
Limited to 70 attendees.  THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

www.CasaFeliz.us

 

The Wright Women
May 9, 2018, Wednesday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dine & Learn
Modernism Museum
Held at 1921 Restaurant
142 E. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Dinner $50.00

 

The Wright Women
May 10, 2018, Thursday, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dine & Learn
Modernism Museum
Held at 1921 Restaurant
142 E. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Lunch $35.00

 

Rotary Club of Mount Dora
May 1, 2018, Tuesday, Noon

Presbyterian Women Meeting
May 1, 2018, Tuesday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora
6:00 pm Dinner, 6:45 pm Tim Totten Speaks
222 W. 6th Ave., Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Complimentary.  Guests are welcome!

 

Private Event for the
Nils M. Schweizer Fellows
April 28, 2018, Saturday, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Deland, Florida

 

Wright In Your Backyard
March 27, 2018, Tuesday, Reception begins at 6:30 pm, Program begins at 7:00 pm.
Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum
656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, Florida 32789

Master Storyteller Tim Totten returns to share his encyclopedic knowledge of America’s famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Focusing on Wright’s Florida work such as Florida Southern College and Tallahassee’s Spring House, Totten shows us how Wright affected architecture in the Sunshine State.

Complimentary, but you must RSVP by calling 407.628.8200 or email here.

This event will fill up quickly, so don’t delay to reserve your spot! Limited to 75 attendees.

www.CasaFeliz.us

 

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright
April 11, 2018, Wednesday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dine & Learn
Modernism Museum
Held at 1921 Restaurant
142 E. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Dinner $50.00

 

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright
April 12, 2018, Thursday, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Dine & Learn
Modernism Museum
Held at 1921 Restaurant
142 E. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Lunch $35.00

 

Tour of Florida Southern College
February 17, 2018, Saturday, 10:30 am
Florida Southern College
750 Frank Lloyd Wright Way, Lakeland, Florida 33803

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!

Join Master Storyteller and Wright expert, Timothy Totten, as he guides you on a tour of the Florida Southern College Campus, specifically the thirteen buildings designed by American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. We will be walking from building to building with an opportunity to stop, sit and relax in the two chapels.

We will meet at the Frank Lloyd Wright Gift Shop at the corner of Frank Lloyd Wright Way, across the street from the campus and the parking.

Tickets are available above for this tour and are $30 per person.

MORE DETAILS FROM THE EMAIL TIM SENT TO THOSE ON HIS EMAIL LIST:

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 17th.  We will gather there and the tour will start around 15 minutes later. It will leave from the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center at 750 Frank Lloyd Wright Way in Lakeland. The tour will last approximately 3 hours to cover all 13 buildings (or fewer, if any are closed for repairs or events) and will feature multiple opportunities to sit and relax while I talk about the 21-year collaboration between Wright and the school.

I will be your guide for the tour. Tickets are $30 per person and include admission into the Usonian faculty house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the late 1930’s and constructed in 2013.

The tour will end back at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. The gift shop is stocked with many great Frank Lloyd Wright books, DVDs, apparel items, housewares, cards, and more!

After the tour, enjoy lunch in downtown Lakeland at one of the many great restaurants or stroll the square. There is also a small cafe on campus that sells Starbucks coffee and small prepared items.

 

Four-Part Classroom Series

January 8th – From Arts & Crafts to Organic Architecture:  The Evolution of Wright
January 15th – Frank Lloyd Wright & The Prairie School of Architecture
January 22nd – Wright’s Enduring Usonian Ideals & Impact
January 29th – Wright’s Influence on Public & Sacred Spaces

Monday evenings in January 2018 at 6pm
Re/Max International Realty Center
2801 S. Bay Street, Eustis, Florida 32726

Note: This was a very successful series. 
If you are interested in getting on the list for the next classes, Email us here.

 

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright
January 25, 2018, Thursday, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hiers-Baxley Life Event Center
1511 Buenos Aires Blvd., The Villages, Florida 32159

Complimentary, but must register in advance.  

Join entertaining storyteller and historical presenter Timothy Totten as he takes you on a whirlwind retelling of the tumultuous life and fascinating work of Frank Lloyd Wright, the man hailed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as the Greatest Architect of the 20th Century.

Utilizing hundreds of slides and dozens of juicy, scandalous stories, Totten tells a uniquely American story of a self-made artist, encompassing love, adultery, murder, and the emperor of Japan in just the first half of Wright’s life.

Totten’s breezy, informal storytelling style, coupled with his encyclopedic knowledge of the 91+ year life of his subject, combine to make an unforgettable 90-minute presentation that will leave you wanting more.

At 6 pm, enjoy a wine & cheese reception preceding the talk. The storytelling session will start just after 6:15 pm. There may be one short convenience break during the presentation.

 

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright
October 9, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
America House, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Master storyteller Timothy Totten takes you on a whirlwind 90-minute tour of the life and work of America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.  With insightful architectural analysis, hundreds of photos and dozens of intimate stories, Totten weaves a tale of love, adultery, murder and the Emperor of Japan to illustrate the genius and personal foibles of the man the American Institute of Architects has called “The Greatest American Architect.”

 

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright
September 28, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic Robie House, Chicago, Illinois

Master storyteller Timothy Totten takes you on a whirlwind tour of the life and work of America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.  With insightful architectural analysis, hundreds of photos and dozens of intimate stories, Totten weaves a tale of love, adultery, murder and the Emperor of Japan to illustrate the genius and personal foibles of the man the American Institute of Architects has called “The Greatest American Architect.”

THIS PRIVATE EVENT IS HOSTED BY
The Young President’s Organization & The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

 

Good Architectural Design Parlor Talk
September 19, 2017 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Casa Feliz, Winter Park, Florida

What are the design elements that give character to our city? How do we identify and encourage quality design in our city’s shared vision? Join us for a series of four Parlor Talks on the third Wednesdays of the month at Casa Feliz, where we will host speakers that will encourage discussion about architectural design , past present and future.
To purchase tickets for event go to http://www.casafeliz.us
Members $30 for all four/$8 individual
Or call 407-628- 8200
Nonmembers $50 for all four/$10 individual

 

The Wright Women: The 4+ Loves of Frank Lloyd Wright
September 6, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 
Woman’s Club of Eustis, 227 N. Center Street, Eustis, Florida 32726

This entertaining ninety-minute presentation details the lives of the four women Frank Lloyd Wright loved, through photos and stories of the houses he built for them. From the devoted mother of six, Catherine, to the fiercely independent and scholarly Mamah, from the tortured and addicted Miriam, to his final bedrock wife, Olgivanna, Wright’s life and career follows the trajectory of his relationships, sometimes fiery, but always passionate, with these four remarkable women. Through hundreds of photographs and dozens of intimate recounts, master storyteller Timothy Totten weaves a unique tale of love, adultery, murder, drug abuse and redemption to illustrate the career of America’s greatest architect.

Plan to arrive early! Space fills up quickly!

THIS FREE EVENT IS GRACIOUSLY SPONSORED BY HILLCREST INSURANCE,
a long time supporter of Tim’s storytelling!

 

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright
July 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm, at Eustis Memorial Library
(This was a standing room only event, and we had to turn people away due to space limitations.)
120 N. Center Street, Eustis, Florida 32726, phone 352.357.5686
Master storyteller Timothy Totten takes you on a whirlwind 90-minute tour of the life and work of America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.  With insightful architectural analysis, hundreds of photos and dozens of intimate stories, Totten weaves a tale of love, adultery, murder and the Emperor of Japan to illustrate the genius and personal foibles of the man the American Institute of Architects has called “The Greatest American Architect.”

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Bradley House Half-Day Symposium
July 8, 2017 at the Kankakee Country Club & The B. Harley Bradley House
Kankakee, Illinois

9:00am    Slideshow of Frank Lloyd Wright structures
9:30am    The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright by Master Storyteller Timothy Totten
11:00am  Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House multi-media presentation by Kim Bixler
11:30am  Restoring a Masterpiece:  What it Takes to Save a Frank Lloyd Wright Building. Hear from a panel of experts:  an architect/curator/historical specialist/Wright Foundation member and several Wright homeowners.
12:30 pm Lunch at the Kankakee Country Club
1:00 pm – ??? Tour of the B. Harley Bradley House included.

Join master storyteller Timothy Totten and author/lecturer Kim Bixler for a half-day symposium on Frank Lloyd Wright  (lectures, photographs and videos) capped off by tours of houses by Frank Lloyd Wright and his associate, Marion Mahony Griffin.

Timothy Totten has studied the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright for over 25 years, visiting more than 200 Wright-designed buildings across the United States.  Totten resides in Florida and has brought his energetic storytelling style to packed rooms at museums, theaters and Wright-designed venues throughout the United States.

Kim Bixler’s family owned Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, NY from 1977 to 1994. During its construction, the world-renowned architect was frequently on-site, supervising all details, including the design of the furniture (seventeen pieces still remain in the prairie-style house).

Kim Bixler published her latest book, Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House, and can be seen in the PBS documentary Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years. Kim will recount the tumultuous history of the house through an engaging multi-media presentation of family photographs, historical documents and personal anecdotes. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear firsthand the unforgettable story of growing up in a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

 

Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright Half-Day Symposium
June 11, 2017 at the Historic Park Inn (Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright)
Mason City, Iowa

Specific times are being determined.  Event will include a “Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright” talk by Timothy Totten and a “Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House” presentation by Kim Bixler.  Other details will be announced soon.

Space is limited.  Price to be determined.  

Join master storyteller Timothy Totten and author/lecturer Kim Bixler for a half-day symposium on Frank Lloyd Wright  (lectures, photographs and videos) capped off by tours of houses by Frank Lloyd Wright and his associate, Marion Mahony Griffin.

Timothy Totten has studied the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright for over 25 years, visiting more than 200 Wright-designed buildings across the United States.  Totten resides in Florida and has brought his energetic storytelling style to packed rooms at museums, theaters and Wright-designed venues throughout the United States.

Kim Bixler’s family owned Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, NY from 1977 to 1994. During its construction, the world-renowned architect was frequently on-site, supervising all details, including the design of the furniture (seventeen pieces still remain in the prairie-style house).

Kim Bixler published her latest book, Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House, and can be seen in the PBS documentary Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years. Kim will recount the tumultuous history of the house through an engaging multi-media presentation of family photographs, historical documents and personal anecdotes. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear firsthand the unforgettable story of growing up in a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birthday Celebration and Storytelling
June 8th, 2017 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, Arkansas

Timothy Totten joins a group of other experts and docents to celebrate the life and work of America’s most prolific and famous architectural genius, Frank Lloyd Wright.  Totten will conduct storytelling sessions as part of the day’s activities and be available for questions and informal storytelling after the presentation.  

As an added bonus, make sure you visit the magnificent Bachman-Wilson House, a Usonian design recently acquired by and relocated to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Florida Southern College Half-Day Symposium
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Lakeland, Florida

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9:00 am  Doors Open / Slideshow of Frank Lloyd Wright Work
9:30 am  “Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright” by master storyteller Timothy Totten
10:45 am  Intermission
11:00 am  “Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House” presented by Kim Bixler
11:35 am   “Restoring a Masterpiece” Panel Discussion with Wright Homeowner, Restoration Architect and other experts
12:15 pm   Dismiss for lunch & tours

Some guests will have tickets for the following optional events:

12:15 pm  Lunch in Hollis Room
12:45 pm  “Wright’s California Masterpiece” presented by Hollyhock Docent Stan Ecklund
1:30 pm    VIP Campus Tour by Timothy Totten

TICKET LEVELS

Draftsman – $50
Includes all morning sessions in the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Walking Tour Map of Florida Southern College
Admission to the Usonian Faculty House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Apprentice – $65
Includes all morning sessions in the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Walking Tour Map of Florida Southern College
Admission to the Usonian Faculty House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
ADDED BENEFITS:
Lunch in the Wright-designed Hollis Room (served 12:15 – 1:15 pm / pre-order required)
12:45 pm “Wright’s California Masterpiece” presented by Hollyhock House docent Stan Ecklund

Associate – $80 (LIMITED TO JUST 20 TICKETS)
Includes all morning sessions in the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Walking Tour Map of Florida Southern College
Admission to the Usonian Faculty House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Lunch in the Wright-designed Hollis Room (served 12:15 – 1:15 pm / pre-order required)
12:45 pm lecture “Wright’s California Masterpiece” by Hollyhock House docent Stan Ecklund
ADDED BENEFIT:
1:30 pm In-depth Campus Tour by storyteller Timothy Totten (please allow 2 hours)

Join master storyteller Timothy Totten and author/lecturer Kim Bixler for a half-day symposium on Frank Lloyd Wright  (lectures, photographs and videos) capped off by tours of houses by Frank Lloyd Wright and his associate, Marion Mahony Griffin.

Timothy Totten has studied the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright for over 25 years, visiting more than 200 Wright-designed buildings across the United States.  Totten resides in Florida and has brought his energetic storytelling style to packed rooms at museums, theaters and Wright-designed venues throughout the United States.

Kim Bixler’s family owned Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, NY from 1977 to 1994. During its construction, the world-renowned architect was frequently on-site, supervising all details, including the design of the furniture (seventeen pieces still remain in the prairie-style house).

Kim Bixler published her latest book, Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House, and can be seen in the PBS documentary Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years. Kim will recount the tumultuous history of the house through an engaging multi-media presentation of family photographs, historical documents and personal anecdotes. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear firsthand the unforgettable story of growing up in a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

 

The Wright Women:  The Architectural Genius’ Lovers and the Houses He Built for Them
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm
W.T. Bland Public Library, Mt. Dora, Florida
This entertaining ninety-minute presentation details the lives of the four women Frank Lloyd Wright loved through photos and stories of the houses he built for them.  From the devoted mother of six, Catherine to the fiercely independent and scholarly Mamah, from the tortured and addicted Miriam to his final bedrock wife, Olgivanna, Wright’s life and career follows the trajectory of his relationships – sometimes fiery, but always passionate – with these four remarkable women.  Through hundreds of photographs and dozens of intimate recounts, master storyteller Timothy Totten weaves a unique tale of love, adultery, murder, drug abuse and redemption to illustrate the career of America’s greatest architect.
This free event graciously sponsored by Hillcrest Insurance of Mt. Dora.

 

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright
Monday, November 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm
W.T. Bland Public Library, Mt. Dora, Florida
Master storyteller Timothy Totten takes you on a whirlwind 90-minute tour of the life and work of America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.  With insightful architectural analysis, hundreds of photos and dozens of intimate stories, Totten weaves a tale of love, adultery, murder and the Emperor of Japan to illustrate the genius and personal foibles of the man the American Institute of Architects has called “The Greatest American Architect.”
This free event graciously sponsored by Hillcrest Insurance of Mt. Dora.

 

Tour – Wright in Your Backyard:  Florida Southern College
November 12, 2016 at 9:30 am – RESERVATION REQUIRED
Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida
Master Storyteller Tim Totten will take you on a walking tour of the Wright-designed campus of Florida Southern College, culminating in a docent-led tour of the Usonian faculty house, completed from Wright’s plans in 2013.  This tour is perfect for those who have heard Totten’s talks and want to see the architecture in three dimensions.  Call 352-242-8111 to make a reservation for the tour.  Cost is $30 per person and space is limited. 

 

Tour – Wright in Your Backyard:  Florida Southern College
November 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm – RESERVATION REQUIRED
Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida
Master Storyteller Tim Totten will take you on a walking tour of the Wright-designed campus of Florida Southern College, culminating in a docent-led tour of the Usonian faculty house, completed from Wright’s plans in 2013.  This tour is perfect for those who have heard Totten’s talks and want to see the architecture in three dimensions.  Call 352-242-8111 to make a reservation for the tour.  Cost is $30 per person and space is limited. 

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Half-Day Symposium
October 29, 2016 from 8:30am – 12:30pm
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90027

8:30am    Slideshow of Frank Lloyd Wright structures
9:00am    The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright by Master Storyteller Timothy Totten
10:00am  Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House multi-media presentation by Kim Bixler
11:00am  Restoring a Masterpiece:  What it Takes to Save a Frank Lloyd Wright Building. Hear from a panel of experts:  an architect/curator/historical specialist/Wright Foundation member and a Wright homeowner.

A ticket for a self-guided tour of Hollyhock House included in price of admission.

$45 Early Bird Special
$50 Regular Admission

Join master storyteller Timothy Totten and author/lecturer Kim Bixler for a half-day symposium on Frank Lloyd Wright  (lectures, photographs and videos) capped off by a self-guided tour of Wright’s Hollyhock House.

Timothy Totten has studied the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright for over 25 years, visiting more than 100 Wright-designed buildings across the United States.  Totten resides in Florida and has brought his energetic storytelling style to packed rooms at museums, theaters and Wright-designed venues throughout the United States.

Kim Bixler’s family owned Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, NY from 1977 to 1994. During its construction, the world-renowned architect was frequently on-site, supervising all details, including the design of the furniture (seventeen pieces still remain in the prairie-style house).

Kim Bixler published her latest book, Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House, and can be seen in the PBS documentary Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years. Kim will recount the tumultuous history of the house through an engaging multi-media presentation of family photographs, historical documents and personal anecdotes. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear firsthand the unforgettable story of growing up in a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

 

Royal Harbor Women’s Club
October 2016

Tavares, Florida

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Half-Day Symposium – SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Join master storyteller Timothy Totten and author/lecturer Kim Bixler for a half-day symposium on Frank Lloyd Wright  (lectures, photographs and videos) capped off by a tour of Wright’s Hollyhock House.
Timothy Totten has studied the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright for over 25 years, visiting more than 100 Wright-designed buildings across the United States.  Totten resides in Florida and has brought his energetic storytelling style to packed rooms at museums, theaters and Wright-designed venues throughout the United States.
Kim Bixler’s family owned Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, NY from 1977 to 1994. During its construction, the world-renowned architect was frequently on-site, supervising all details, including the design of the furniture (seventeen pieces still remain in the prairie-style house).
Kim Bixler published her latest book, Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House, and can be seen in the PBS documentary Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years. Kim will recount the tumultuous history of the house through an engaging multi-media presentation of family photographs, historical documents and personal anecdotes. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear firsthand the unforgettable story of growing up in a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Tickets are $45 per person.  Call Tim Totten at 352-242-8111 for reservations.

The Wright Women:  The Architectural Genius’ Lovers and the Houses He Built for Them
July 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm
Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida
This entertaining ninety-minute presentation details the lives of the four women Frank Lloyd Wright loved through photos and stories of the houses he built for them.  From the devoted mother of six, Catherine to the fiercely independent and scholarly Mamah, from the tortured and addicted Miriam to his final bedrock wife, Olgivanna, Wright’s life and career follows the trajectory of his relationships – sometimes fiery, but always passionate – with these four remarkable women.  Through hundreds of photographs and dozens of intimate recounts, master storyteller Timothy Totten weaves a unique tale of love, adultery, murder, drug abuse and redemption to illustrate the career of America’s greatest architect.

 

The Wright Women:  The Architectural Genius’ Lovers and the Houses He Built for Them
March 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Leesburg Public Library, Leesburg, Florida
This entertaining ninety-minute presentation details the lives of the four women Frank Lloyd Wright loved through photos and stories of the houses he built for them.  From the devoted mother of six, Catherine to the fiercely independent and scholarly Mamah, from the tortured and addicted Miriam to his final bedrock wife, Olgivanna, Wright’s life and career follows the trajectory of his relationships – sometimes fiery, but always passionate – with these four remarkable women.  Through hundreds of photographs and dozens of intimate recounts, master storyteller Timothy Totten weaves a unique tale of love, adultery, murder, drug abuse and redemption to illustrate the career of America’s greatest architect.

 

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright
Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm
Portsmouth Arts & Cultural Center, Portsmouth, Virginia
Master storyteller Timothy Totten takes you on a whirlwind 90-minute tour of the life and work of America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.  With insightful architectural analysis, hundreds of photos and dozens of intimate stories, Totten weaves a tale of love, adultery, murder and the Emperor of Japan to illustrate the genius and personal foibles of the man the American Institute of Architects has called “The Greatest American Architect.”

 

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright (EXPANDED 3-HOUR VERSION)
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Noon
Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida
Master storyteller Timothy Totten takes you on a tour of the life and work of America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.  With insightful architectural analysis, hundreds of photos and dozens of intimate stories, Totten weaves a tale of love, adultery, murder and the Emperor of Japan to illustrate the genius and personal foibles of the man the American Institute of Architects has called “The Greatest American Architect.”

 

Wright in Your Backyard:  Florida Southern College
August 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm
W.T. Bland Memorial Library, Mt. Dora, Florida
This insightful 90-minute presentation takes Central Floridians on a virtual tour of the largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.  Drawing on dozens of books, hundreds of photos and his experience as a volunteer docent, master storyteller Timothy Totten brings Wright’s “Child of the Sun” campus to life.  The presentation includes all 14 Wright structures in Lakeland, Florida, including the textile block Usonian house completed in December 2013.

 

Tour – Wright in Your Backyard:  Florida Southern College
August 8, 2015 at 10:00 am – RESERVATION REQUIRED
Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida
Master Storyteller Tim Totten will take you on a walking tour of the Wright-designed campus of Florida Southern College, culminating in a docent-led tour of the Usonian faculty house, completed from Wright’s plans in 2013.  Tim recommends that you attend the “Wright in Your Backyard” presentation on August 5th before attending this tour.  Call 352-242-8111 to make a reservation for the tour.  Cost is $20 per person.  Proceeds will go to the college and space is limited.

 

The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm
Reunion Ballroom at Stone Creek, 6111 SW 89th Ct. Rd., Ocala 34481
Master storyteller Timothy Totten takes you on a whirlwind 90-minute tour of the life and work of America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.  With insightful architectural analysis, hundreds of photos and dozens of intimate stories, Totten weaves a tale of love, adultery, murder and the Emperor of Japan to illustrate the genius and personal foibles of the man the American Institute of Architects has called “The Greatest American Architect.”

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Series Part 1:  The Prairie Years
Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Winter Garden Library, Winter Garden, Florida
This one-hour presentation details Frank Lloyd Wright’s early Wisconsin upbringing and his entry into turn-of-the-century Chicago architecture and society.

Frank Lloyd Wright Series Part 2:  The Wandering Architect
Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Winter Garden Library, Winter Garden, Florida
This intimate hour chronicles flight to Europe and Japan, as well as the journey to regain his artistic voice following tragedy and scandal.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Series Part 3:  The Modern Reinvention
Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Winter Garden Library, Winter Garden, Florida
This triumphant hour highlights the busiest and most artistically-fulfilling chapter of Wright’s career and personal life.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Series Part 1:  The Prairie Years
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm
W.T. Bland Public Library, Mt. Dora, Florida
This one-hour presentation details Frank Lloyd Wright’s early Wisconsin upbringing and his entry into turn-of-the-century Chicago architecture and society.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Series Part 2:  The Wandering Architect
Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm
W.T. Bland Public Library, Mt. Dora, Florida
This intimate hour chronicles flight to Europe and Japan, as well as the journey to regain his artistic voice following tragedy and scandal.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Series Part 3:  The Modern Reinvention
Monday, November 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm
W.T. Bland Public Library, Mt. Dora, Florida
This triumphant hour highlights the busiest and most artistically-fulfilling chapter of Wright’s career and personal life.

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