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Edith Farnsworth : Fierce and Fearless -- The Edith Farnsworth House Turns 70! Come Celebrate!

The iconic Farnsworth House, designed by Mies van der Rohe, recently turned 70, and in honor of its patron, Edith Farnsworth, has officially been renamed the Edith Farnsworth House. Come celebrate! $175, $500 (2 hrs)
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), JUST ADDED




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Come celebrate Edith Farnsworth, support the Edith Farnsworth House, and enjoy an afternoon of white wine, prosecco and hors d'oeuvres at a midcentury modern Kings Point residence, designed by desert modernist architect William Krisel, AIA in 1969, overlooking the Indian Canyons Golf Resort.

The interior of this stunning home, recently featured in the October 2021 issue of Palm Springs Life, was designed by Christopher Kennedy to be a Palm Springs home with a ‘James Bond Villain Lair’ theme. Not to be missed!  Tour the home and meet fellow Edith Farnsworth enthusiasts.

The iconic Edith Farnsworth House, completed in 1951 and located south of Chicago, was commissioned by Edith Farnsworth to be her country house, and designed by Mies van der Rohe.

In honor of the house’s patron, it was officially renamed Edith Farnsworth House as part of the National Trust’s campaign for ‘Where Women Made History’ (WWMH).  Farnsworth Executive Director & Curator Scott Mehaffey and Christina Morris of the WWMH, will be present to mingle and give some brief remarks.

All guests will receive a copy of “Edith B. Farnsworth,” a limited-edition new commemorative booklet by University of New Mexico Professor of Architecture, Nora Wendl.  

Consider supporting at the higher ticket level and you’ll also receive an Edith Farnsworth “FEARLESS” tee shirt (sized to your request); a signed and numbered photograph of the “Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered” period interior by Chicago-based architectural photographer William Zbaren; and a limited-edition numbered and engraved tile, crafted from the original 1951 travertine paving reclaimed from the recently restored lower terrace of the Edith Farnsworth House.  All ticket proceeds benefit the Edith Farnsworth House/National Trust for Historic Sites.

Tickets are limited, so plan to join in the celebration while they last.

$175, $500

$100 of the $175 RECEPTION ticket, and $425 of the $500 MAJOR RECEPTION SUPPORTER LEVEL ticket is tax deductible. Please consult with your tax consultant for more information. Edith Farnsworth House/NTHP tax-exempt #53-0210807

Things to Know

This event is for ages 21 and older.
Proof of vaccinations required upon entry. Masks required only while touring the interior; however, most of the party happens outside around the pool!
Only street parking available. Please be respectful of the neighbors and do not block driveways or walkways. Some walking may be necessary.
This is a private home and is not wheelchair accessible. Parking is on the street, so please be respectful of the neighbors and do not block driveways or walkways.
The organizer of this event is Edith Farnsworth House.

Event Check-in Location 

Location will be printed on the ticket.

Photo Credits: 
yorgos efthymiadis, "Edith Farnsworth & Beth Dunlap, 1951 (photo by William Dunlap, courtesy David & Bruce Dunlap, "Dr Farnsworth and Poodle, Spring 1950., "Beth Dunlap, Edith Farnsworth and Miss Amy, 1951 (photo by William Dunlap, courtesy David & Bruce Dunlap), "Edith Farnsworth & Myron Goldsmith c1947, Carol Highsmith Collection Library of Congress

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