Wright named his masterful synthesis of architecture and nature Manitoga after Algonquin words meaning "place of great spirit". Today, the home, studio and surrounding woodland garden uniquely convey Wright's enduring ideas about good design and living in harmony with nature.
The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. In 2006 the Department of the Interior designated it a National Historic Landmark, the only one to date in Putnam County. Manitoga is a member of the National Trust's Historic Artists' Homes and Studios program and a 2012 World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few modern homes open to the public in New York State.
MANITOGA, the House, Studio and 75-acre Woodland garden of mid-century designer Russel Wright (1904-1976), is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State.
Tour lasts 90 minutes and is conducted rain or shine. Please wear sensible walking shoes and dress for weather. Visitors must be able to negotiate uneven ground, several bridge crossings with no handrails and a series of 40 stone steps, "moderate hike."
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 4:30 - 6 pm RAIN OR SHINE
1.5 AIA/HSW, PDH
Cost $ 45.00 per person (open to all)
$ 15.00 fee for any cancellation within 72 hours of event.
Visitors meet at the Manitoga Visitor/Guide House next to the parking lot located at 584 Route 9D in Garrison, NY.
Dress: Sensible Shoes for hike and appropriate for the weather