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William Wesley Peters: A Creative Force by Bill Scott
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

William Wesley Peters: A Creative Force by Bill Scott

On Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m., Architectural Historian William B. Scott, Jr. will present the program William Wesley Peters: A Creative Force. In this program, hear the fascinating story of University of Evansville graduate William Wesley Peters, who served as Frank Lloyd Wright’s first apprentice at Taliesin, and rose to the rank of Chief Architect of the successor firm, Taliesin Associated Architects. During a brief hiatus in Evansville from 1933-1935, Peters worked on several projects including the 555 square foot Peters-Margedant house that has striking similarities to Wright’s Usonian designs which the master architect did not unveil until 1937 in Madison, Wisconsin. Learn about Peters’ impact on the firm and the numerous buildings he designed and supervised until his death two years later. 

William Blair Scott, Jr., is the co-founder of Organic Architecture + Design Archives, Inc. Scott attended architecture school at the University of Tennessee and received a BFA from the University of Kentucky in Art History in 1989. He has published numerous books and articles focusing on architecture and worked in architectural restoration for 30 years. In 1989, he met and befriended William Wesley Peters—a friendship that lasted until Peters death. He is the co-author of the book William Wesley Peters: The Evolution of a Creative Force and is a lifetime honorary member of the American Institute of Architects.

From complementary reservations for these talks, telephone the Museum at 812-425-2406. 

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William Wesley Peters Program by Heidi Strobel and Jim Renne
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

William Wesley Peters Program by Heidi Strobel and Jim Renne

On Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Heidi Strobel and Dr. Jim Renne will present a program recalling architect and engineer William Wesley Peters. Their talk will provide brief background information about Peters’ mentor Frank Lloyd Wright and Usonian architecture. It will further explore Peters himself, the Peters-Margedant House and its move to the University of Evansville in 2016 and the dollhouse project. 

Dr. Heidi Strobel is the curator of the Peters-Margedant House and is a Professor of Art History at the University of Evansville. Dr. Strobel earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Art History from the University of Illinois. Her book on the early nineteenth-century London gallery owner Mary Linwood will be published by Bloomsbury in late 2019. Strobel was the guest essayist for the Evansville Museum's 2018 exhibition of the work of Nanene Queen Engle and has just finished a six year stint on the Reitz Home's Board of Trustees.

Dr. Jim Renne is a retired medical doctor with a lifelong interest in Frank Lloyd Wright. He is an active member of Friends of the Peters-Margedant House, is a member of the Newburgh Historic Preservation Commission and is on the board of Indiana Landmarks.

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