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Carbondale, Illinois

Obscura Society IL: Dome Days at Buckminster Fuller's Home

The geodesic dome is Buckminster Fuller's most enduring legacy, and the city of Carbondale is the proud home of the only dome which Bucky lived in and owned. Join us for a tour and fair in support of restoring this historic structure.

The geodesic dome is Buckminster Fuller's most enduring legacy, and the city of Carbondale, Illinois is the proud home of the only dome which Bucky lived in and owned. Join us for a tour and fair in support of restoring this historic structure.

R. Buckminster Fuller called himself a "trim tab," but he's best known to the public as the inventor of the geodesic dome. Since his death in 1983, many of the homes built using his ideas have succumbed to decay, making the Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale all the more important.

When he decided to have a home built for himself and his wife, he used his geodesic concept. Fuller's plan was so efficient, the dome was erected in just seven hours. His idea of connected triangles has since been used for Spaceship Earth at Epcot and Biosphere of Montreal as well as countless smaller projects. 

Now you can visit this home where the Fullers lived for twelve years, and imagine what is was like "living in the future." 

The home has been approved for a restoration project and by attending this event, you'll not only get to tour the home, you'll also help ensure its survival. All profits from your ticket purchase will be given to the fundraising effort.

Atlas Obscura attendees will receive a copy of the official US Postal Service Buckminster Fuller Stamp, depicted above. Please bring your Eventbrite ticket for redemption at the event.

Also available at the event:

  • Music
  • Chicago Dogs
  • Beer
  • Lemonade
  • Auction Items

Donations accepted to support Phase II preservation work and you'll be able to join the Friends of The Dome.

For more information:

www.FullerDomeHome.org