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The Ghost of Mamah

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Laurent House and Pettit Chapel – both recently added to the IL Wright Trail – present a costumed theatrical impersonation by Ellie Carlson as the ghost of Mamah Borthwick, the great love of Wright’s life and for whom Taliesin was built. She was brutally murdered, along with her children, at Taliesin in 1914. Ms. Carlson presents Mamah as a ghost at the moment of her death to tell her story of her life with Frank Lloyd Wright. 

This presentation will be held at the Pettit Chapel in the Belvidere Cemetery and will be followed by a tour of the Laurent House. Pie from Upper Crust Bakery, hot cider, and coffee will be served. 

Due to the small size of the Pettit Chapel, we will be holding two performances. Each performance will be followed by a one hour, docent led tour of the Laurent House (shuttle provided).

Times: 1:15 p.m. (shuttle departure, for 1:30 performance)
2:15 p.m. (shuttle departure for 2:30 performance)

Cost: $40 (includes presentation and refreshments at Pettit Chapel, followed by a tour of the Laurent House. Shuttle service provided to and from the chapel and the Laurent House, due to limited parking at each building.

Parking & Shuttle: Please park at the Boone County Museum of History, 314 S. State St, Belvidere, IL, and board our shuttle that will take you to the Pettit Chapel, less than 3 minutes away. The Boone County Museum of History is a very interesting place, so you may want to visit it first!

If you are not able to use the shuttle, please call our office at 815.877.2952.

Subarea:Belvidere and Rockford

The Ghost of Mamah