Upcoming Events

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!

 

PAST EVENT – 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.”

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

Space is limited.   Order your tickets here:  Wright In Kankakee

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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

 

PAST EVENT
Frank Lloyd Wright Florida Southern College Half-Day Symposium
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Lakeland, Florida
LINK TO BUY TICKETS

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

Drafstman – $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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.  Click here for tickets.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.  Click here for tickets.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

Space is limited.  Click here for tickets.
$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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.
SOLD OUT Tickets are $45 per person.  Call Tim Totten at 352-242-8111 for reservations.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.”

 

PAST EVENT – 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.”

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.”

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

 

PAST EVENT -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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

 

PAST EVENT – 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.

 

To book or contact Tim: 352-242-8111 or nightwithwright@gmail.com