The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced today that its Frank Lloyd Wright house, which the Bentonville, Arkansas museum transplanted from New Jersey in 2014, will open to the public on November 11. Since its acquisition by the museum, the home, known as the Bachman-Wilson House, has been disassembled, traveled 1,200 miles, and been reconstructed in the museum’s garden.
The Bachman-Wilson House had been damaged by flooding from a nearby river in New Jersey. In 2013, after determining that relocation would be the best option for the house, the museum decided to move it to its grounds.
“We are excited to share this historic object that embodies our mission to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites art and nature,” Crystal Bridges Executive Director Rod Bigelow said in a statement. “As the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in Arkansas, it enhances our region’s offerings with unique engagement opportunities for schools, families, and individuals with an interest in architecture, all at no cost to the public.”