Two Great Lectures in November

Bunny Bread presents Evansville native David Buchta on November 11th.

David Buchta is an Evansville native and currently Director & State Curator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Division of Historic Properties.

He will discuss the recent restorations and renovations he has supervised at the Kentucky State House & Governor’s Mansion.

Reitz Home Carriage House, 7:00 p.m. Free for Reitz Home members, $5.00 for non-members, with a reception to follow.


2013 Amy W. MacDonell-Randall T. Shepard Historic Preservation Lecture

Presented in Partnership with the Preservation Alliance of Evansville and the Evansville Museum       
A Man who wore Many Hats: The Life of William Wesley Peters, the Engineer, the Architect, the Son-in-Law, the Father, the Mentor, and the Friend

On Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the Evansville Museum, architect Michael Rust recalls working with William Wesley Peters. Born in Indiana and educated at the University of Evansville and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Peters became Frank Lloyd Wright’s first apprentice in 1932. Peters worked with Wright on some of his most famous projects, such as Falling Water and Guggenheim Museum, and later married and had two children with Wright’s daughter Svetlana.

Michael Rust joined the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in November of 1982. Over the next 11 years, Michael trained as an apprentice with many of the original apprentices who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright including William Wesley Peters. Michael even got to know Olgivanna Wright (Frank Lloyd Wright’s wife since 1928). Over the course of the next 11 years, Michael worked over 300 commercial and residential projects, including many designs modified from original Frank Lloyd Wright designs. In 2001, Michael opened his own architectural firm again in Chandler, Arizona and has continued to provide custom design services based on the principles of organic architecture as instructed by the original apprentices to Frank Lloyd Wright.

William Wesley Peters