News, Events, and Background Information

Hillwood is dedicated to enlightening and engaging visitors with an experience inspired by founder Marjorie Merriweather Post’s passion for beauty, gracious hospitality, and intent to share the history of her collections, gardens, and estate.

This page features news about the latest programs, acquisitions, and staff activities that are part of the vibrant and dynamic nature of Hillwood and background about its history and founding.

2014 News and Events

Refurbished Staff Dining Room, a model of mid-century design, offers a view of staff life at Hillwood in the 1950s and 60s. 

Hillwood acquires three items, ranging from 1873 to 1936, to add depth to the museum’s Russian imperial, Soviet-era, and research collections. Click here for the press release.

Celebrate Bastille Day at French Festival on Saturday, July 12

Hillwood appoints Wilfried Zeisler to curator of 19th-century art; first project: re-date the Twelve Monogram Fabergé imperial Easter egg

Celebrate spring with the Faberge Egg Family Festival on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hillwood Highlights now on Google Art Project

2013 News and Events

Holidays at Hillwood 2013

20th Century Jewelry and the Icons of Style lecture on Thursday, November 21, 2014

Gay Day, celebrating Marjorie Post's flawless style of living and entertaining, is Saturday, September 28

French Festival, with Alliance Francaise, on Saturday, July 13

Divas Outdoors: Classic Films Under the Stars, featuring Queen Bee, Friday, June 7 2013

Hillwood Welcomes New Staff Members in Collections and Development, April 2013

Hillwood Acquires Rare Piece of Tula Steel in memory of longtime curator Anne C. Odom (1935-2011), March 2013

 

2012 News and Events

Hillwood Appoints Judith Paska as New Director of Development, August 29, 2012

Hillwood extends closing date of Prêt-à-Papier to January 20, 2013

Fashion and design programs add perspective to the work of Isabelle de Borchgrave:

Martin Kamer and Fortuny's Interiors

Holidays 2012Spooky Pooch Howl-o-ween Celebration, October 27, 2012

Nuit de la Mode, September 22, 2012

Gay Day, September 15, 2012

French Festival, July 2012, in partnership with the Alliance Française de WashingtonOrchid Month, March 2012

 

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