THE R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER DOME MISSION Our mission is to preserve the original dome home of R. Buckminster Fuller. To develop and operate a “home museum” within that Dome Home and chronicle the years during which Buckminster Fuller and his wife Anne lived there. To utilize the Fuller Dome Home Museum to help fulfill Fuller’s vision “to make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”
IMPORTANCE The geodesic dome is Buckminster Fuller’s most enduring legacy and Carbondale is its home. It is the only dome Bucky ever lived in and the only home he ever owned. It is also the prototype for all other dome homes that followed.
POSITIVE EFFECTS Bucky’s home is undeniably a precious historical treasure and preserving it will have far-reaching positive effects, both locally and globally. Restoration will provide another needed education and tourism resource to the city of Carbondale. Most importantly, it will ensure that we can embrace and share our unique cultural and intellectual heritage.
A HISTORIC PLACE In February 2006, Fuller’s Dome Home was added to the National Registry of Historic Places. Given its unique role in Bucky's life, the Fuller Dome in Carbondale is possibly the most important Buckminster Fuller artifact remaining in the world today.
THE R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER DOME NON PROFIT The RBF Dome Nonprofit was formed on July 16, 2002 by a small group of local volunteers who believed that the Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale, Illinois was an extremely important historic artifact which should be preserved for the appreciation and education of future generations.
In September 2002, SIUC Emeritus H.F.W. 'Bill' Perk, colleague of Buckminster Fuller and owner of the Fuller Dome Home, donated the property at 407 S. Forest Avenue to RBF Dome NFP. Shortly thereafter we began working to make the RBF Dome Home Museum a legal reality.
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