ABSTRACT: The Fabyan Villa Museum in Geneva, Illinois is a 1907 Frank Lloyd Wright designed home built for George and Nelle Fabyan. The property, located in a 235 acre public park, is operated by Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley (PPFV), a small, local non-profit historic preservation advocacy organization which opens the museum for tours from May to September on Wednesdays and Sundays, 1-4pm. Since the Villa is located in a popular public park, of which the home is an attractive centerpiece, the public can explore the exterior of the building at any time. This fact provides an opportunity for PPFV to extend the educational opportunities the Villa offers by providing an engaging program year-round from dawn to dusk with an audio tour. Visitors access the tour through QR codes placed on seven signs posted at interest points around the Villa. Because one of the significant achievements that occurred on this property was breaking codes for the U.S. government during World War I, a codebreaking activity is included in the audio tour. This audio tour project provides access to some of the museum’s educational opportunities when the museum is closed, attracts new visitors when the museum is open, and obtains more accurate visitation counts in order to gather greater community support and funding.
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