Manitoga’s mission is to preserve the legacy of pioneer designer Russel Wright — his home, landscape, products, archives and philosophy — and share them with professionals and the public.
Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center preserves and protects Russel Wright’s Home, Studio and Woodland Garden at Manitoga as a learning laboratory about the importance of living in harmony with nature and the value of good design in everything and for everyone. We offer opportunities for the public and professionals to experience and learn about Russel Wright’s philosophy, design ideas, life work and legacy as resources for improving and enhancing their own lives and communities.
Manitoga is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State.
Manitoga Summer Camp
We believe summertime for children should be fun, relaxed and carefree. But it’s also a great time to soak up knowledge of things that today’s schools don’t always have time to teach, such as how to observe and care for the natural world and how to use nature to inspire creativity and design. Russel Wright felt passionately about these things as he created the home, studio, and 75-acre woodland garden explored by our campers each summer.