May 16, 2007
A trip to Shanksville for a Flight 93 "Time of Remembrance," visits to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater home and his Kentuck Knob creation, and a stop at Christian Klay Winery make for a great day trip offered by HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.

Guide for the trip on June 23 will be the popular HACC instructor and tour leader Dr. Donald G. Koones.

Departure time is 5 a.m. at the Lancaster Campus of HACC and 6 a.m. at the Harrisburg Campus of HACC. Cost of $150 includes guide, bus, admissions and buffet lunch at Oakhurst Restaurant. There will be a fast food stop for dinner.

Shanksville is the site where 40 brave souls on United Airlines Flight 93 fought armed terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, to save the lives of others and some unknown national landmark.

Fallingwater has been called the most famous private residence ever built.

Fallingwater opened a new chapter in American architecture and is perhaps rightly considered Wright's greatest work, for he was first and foremost an architect of houses.

In its careful yet startling integration of stone walls anchored to the bedrock and modern reinforced concrete terraces hovering in space, Fallingwater may be understood as 'one of the great critiques of the modern movement in architecture, and simultaneously one of its masterpieces.' It has been called an architecture that seizes our imagination, letting us see space and habitation in ways that seem new, but which we simultaneously feel to be ancient, somehow fundamental to our human nature.

Kentuck Knob was designed by Wright in the last decade of his career. Completed in 1956, this deluxe Usonian is constructed of tidewater red cypress, glass, and 800 tons of native sandstone, with a copper roof. The home embodies Wright's principles of organic architecture.

A sweeping view of the Youghiogheny River gorge and surrounding hills and farmland awaits at the end of the tour. A sculpture meadow with 35 major works enhances the visit.

This is just one of many community education offerings available along with registration in HACC's "Opportunities to Enrich your Personal & Professional Life," a schedule of noncredit classes accessible at

Additional information and a copy of the brochure may be obtained by calling the Harrisburg Campus of HACC at 780-2414 or 780-2616. HACC's Noncredit Shopping Cart makes it easier than ever to find and register for classes online. Simply find the course, add it to your shopping cart, and then "check out" to enroll in the course. Users receive an e-mail confirming enrollment.

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