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Graycliff gets new features, exec. director

1927 Pierce Arrow sedan, statue added to Graycliff
Posted at 8:54 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 20:55:15-04

A 1927 Pierce Arrow four-door sedan now sits in the garage of the Foster House at Graycliff.  It's one of the newest additions to the house, as officials there mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright.

The vintage vehicle is on loan from the Pierce Arrow Museum.

The Graycliff board of directors also just acquired at auction a Louise Allen statue, "Pippa Passes," an authentic copy of the statue inspired by the poem Darwin Martin gave to his wife Isabelle.

The organization that manages the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed estate in Derby, New York is also getting a new executive director.  Robert Wooler will take over from Reine Hauser, who departed in May.

Wooler has decades of experience in the non-profit sector.  In Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Wooler served a number of education-related organizations where he focused on the development of arts programming, according to a news release.

Wooler is also Founder and President of The Friends of Midway State Park, Inc., a Chautauqua Lake area non-profit organization.