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Auldbrass Plantation tour tickets on sale Monday

Tickets go on sale Monday for the 2011 Auldbrass Plantation Tour in Yemassee, to be held Nov. 5 and 6 to benefit the Beaufort County Open Land Trust, which seeks to protect land from development.

Tickets are $85 per person. A picnic lunch at Tomotley Plantation also is available for $15 per person.

Auldbrass is the only plantation among architect Frank Lloyd Wright's 1,000 projects. It is also one of his largest and most complex projects, according to the land trust. Wright worked on it, off and on, from 1938 until his death in 1959.

On Nov. 5, Wright's grandson, Eric Lloyd Wright, will present a lecture at the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Performing Arts Center in Beaufort. Tickets are $50 per person.

All tickets can be purchased at www.openlandtrust.org, and 80 percent of the ticket purchases are tax deductible, not including the lunch, according to the trust.

Details: Call the Open Land Trust office at 843-521-2175.

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