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In Production | Tree of Life Windows

The Martin House is replicating seven Tree of Life art glass panels to complete the band of windows for the south end of the reception room. The Martin House has selected Oakbrook Esser Studios of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, as the fabricator of these exquisitely intricate reproductions based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s…
Martin House
September 21, 2021

Volunteer Spotlight

After retiring in 2015 from teaching high school and middle school science, Kathy Pudlak – our volunteer in the spotlight – began to research volunteer opportunities in the Buffalo area. “I’ve always had an interest in history, architecture, and travel,” said Kathy. “Suddenly I had the free time to explore…
Martin House
August 25, 2021

Martin House Receives Parks and Trails NY Grant

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House is pleased to announce that it has received a grant in the amount of $13,500 from Parks and Trails New York. Funds will be used to retain a curatorial intern who will support the second phase of a comprehensive collections cataloging project. Parks and Trails…
Martin House
August 4, 2021

Guided Tours Resume with Second Floor Included

This article, written by Mark Sommer, originally appeared in The Buffalo News on July 6, 2021. Frank Lloyd Wright, considered one of this country's greatest architects, was known for sometimes overlooking basic comforts in pursuing his artistic vision. A bed built too short. A bathroom sink mere inches from a…
Martin House
July 7, 2021

June Volunteer Spotlight

Chris Estes recalls walking by the Martin House as a young girl growing up in North Buffalo, describing the estate as a “scary place.” Now having served as a volunteer for 22 years, our June volunteer in the spotlight is proud to have been part of a mighty team of…
Martin House
June 18, 2021

Art Glass Window Coming Home

An original art glass window is on its way back to the Martin House. Programs Manager Taylor Jeromos had the pleasure of picking up the pier cluster casement window from a generous donor in Ohio this week. The pier cluster casement windows in general were paired in openings above book…
Martin House
June 9, 2021

May Volunteer Spotlight

Walk around the landscape on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning, and you will notice a small but mighty group of volunteers tending to the more than 27,000 square feet of planting beds. There are two individuals leading the charge, and this month we shine a light on their dedication. Susan…
Martin House
May 24, 2021

Health and Safety Update

We Remain Committed to Your Safety With your help, we can provide a safe and memorable experience. Thank you in advance for respecting and adhering to our guidelines. What We Are Doing Requiring face masks for staff, volunteers, and guests inside all buildings and on our grounds Face masks must…
Martin House
March 19, 2021

Preparing the Landscape in Spring

The Martin House maintains approximately 25,000 square feet of landscape planting beds. For healthy, aesthetic plants, the soil must serve as a reservoir for water, oxygen, and nutrients. In preparation for the blooming season, a process takes place in the spring that allows us to fully enjoy the growth of…
Martin House
March 17, 2021

March Volunteer Spotlight

Shonnie Finnegan is University Archivist Emerita for the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). For thirty years, from 1967-1997, she was instrumental in the development of the University Archives by collecting the earliest records of UB, as well as many of the important papers of former faculty, staff,…
Martin House
March 16, 2021

February Volunteer Spotlight

About 15 years ago (and lucky for us!), Mike Osika was searching for a new opportunity to become more involved in his community. He discovered the volunteer program at the Martin House and was immediately attracted by the chance to meet and talk with visitors from all over the world.…
Martin House
February 26, 2021