PRESERVE AND SHARE the buildings, furnishings, collections, and grounds of a national treasure Ten Chimneys, the estate created by Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. SERVE as a continuing resource and powerful inspiration for theatre, the arts, and the art of living. OFFER public programs consistent with the Lunts' varied interests and core values, while maintaining the integrity and intimacy of this extraordinary estate.
Ten Chimneys Foundation provide ARTS PROGRAMS: THEATRE RESOURCE and PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL. Our THEATRE RESOURCE PROGRAMS are entirely conceived, planned and executed by outside organizations. Recent activities have included artistic retreats, strategic planning sessions, general conferences, professional development, workshopping new productions, and the creation of new endeavors and institutions. We offer unique PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. Current examples include: In collaboration with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Artistic Internship Program, THE PLAYS OF LUNT AND FONTANNE: READINGS AT TEN CHIMNEYS feature intern-read presentations of select plays from the Lunts' outstanding body of work, "CONVERSATIONS AT TEN CHIMNEYS" LECTURE SERIES feature a local or national luminary with a connection to theatre, the Lunts, or Ten Chimneys. Ten Chimneys Foundation has developed a HIGH SCHOOL OUTREACH PROGRAM to allow juniors and seniors (ages 16-18 years) in Wisconsin and Illinois to visit the estate and be exposed to this culturally and historically rich National Landmark. We offer a PERMANENT EXHIBITION, an ANNUAL TEMPORARY EXHIBITION, and an EDUCATIONAL TRAVELING EXHIBITION. And, of course, we offer exceptional TOUR PROGRAMMING. While developing our tour operations, Trustees and staff determined that a key aspect of the "Ten Chimneys Experience" is graciousness and intimacy. These important decisions have resulted in a very special tour experience. We feel this balance of intimacy and graciousness with attendance and tour revenue tightly reflects our mission.