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September 6, 2009 Mid-Century Modern

Glass House Donor Tour

Philip Johnson’s Glass House
Photo by Eirik Johnson
One of big disappointments this summer was not getting to see Philip Johnson’s Glass House. I had a ticket. Plans were set. And then I got so sick. On the very day I was supposed to be in New Canaan–talk about coincidence–I heard from the folks at the Glass House who wanted to spread the world about their special Modern Friends donor tours.

Glass House Library Study
Photo by Paul Warchol

The program provides the opportunity to support preservation efforts throughout the 47-acre site while experiencing a behind-the-scenes tour in the company of other modern enthusiasts.
Modern Friends tours begin at 2:30pm daily and can be booked online with a donation of $100 per person. These two-hour tours are donor group tours that allow photography and include special access to site locations and structures such as Philip Johnson’s Library Study which is not included on the public tour.

Every $100 donation is partially tax-deductible and includes: a set of Visitor Cards; a one-year membership to the National Trust for Historic Preservation; a subscription to Preservation Magazine; a 20% Glass House Shop discount and donor recognition on the Glass House website as well as in the Glass House Visitor Center.

Come to think of it, maybe going up in the fall is even better than summer: New England foliage.