Designer

Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Mon June 16, 2014

National Historic Landmark Manitoga - Nature and Design

Waterfall at Manitoga

    Designer Russel Wright (1904 to 1976) revolutionized the American home through his contribution of inexpensive, mass produced dinnerware, furniture, appliances, and textiles.

  His home, studio, and woodland garden - collectively called Manitoga - are located in Garrison, NY. Manitoga 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.

Here we speak with Allison Cross, the Executive Director of Manitoga.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Vermont Woman Recognized for Work 71 Years Later

A 95-year-old Vermont woman has been recognized for designing a monument 71 years ago for which she never got credit.

Marion Guild was recently honored by town officials in Middlebury for her work on a 1941 monument to Emma Hart Willard, who gave the earliest known collegiate instruction for women there.

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