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Crystal Bridges is seeking volunteers to serve as Architecture Guides at the museum!

Crystal Bridges volunteer Mary Myers leads an architecture tour in the Bachman-Wilson House.

Crystal Bridges volunteer Mary Myers leads an architecture tour in the Bachman-Wilson House. © 2016 Stephen Ironside/Ironside Photography

Architecture Guides offer tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House and the museum complex.  They go through an in-depth series of three training sessions provided by museum staff and curators to provide them with the tools they need to conduct dynamic tours and answer guests’ questions


We’re holding two information sessions (dates below) to provide interested individuals with information about what is required of our Guides.  Initial interviews will be conducted in December of this year. For those accepted, Guide Training will be held in three sessions:  phase one begins in February, phase two in April, and phase three in June. Details regarding the trainings will be covered in the information session.


Once each candidate has completed training and been accepted as an Architecture Guide, he or she will be asked to make a commitment to offering tours and attending ongoing trainings.


If you’re interested in architecture and love working with people, this may be just the thing for you! There are only 25 spots available, and this training is not done every year, but only on an as-needed basis as our architecture tour program grows.  So don’t delay!


How do I learn more?

To learn more about what it means to be an Architecture Guide and to receive an overview of the training required, attend one of these information sessions at Crystal Bridges. Sessions will be held in the Bellows and Cassatt classrooms on the Museum’s lower level, off Walker Landing.

NOTE: Interested individuals must RSVP for one of the following information sessions.

  • Wednesday, November 15, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, December 4, 1 to 2 p.m.


Click here to sign up for one of these sessions.


Click here to read an interview with one of Crystal Bridges’ current Architecture Guides.

Linda DeBerry
Senior Copy Editor / Publications Manager

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