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Marjorie Merriweather Post

Perennial Traditions: Marjorie Post’s Floral Designs

Discover how Marjorie Merriweather Post elevated the standard floral designs of the 50s and 60s by leveraging her large private orchid collection for fresh cut flowers. Take a virtual behind-the-scenes tour to see how Hillwood’s horticulture staff continues this sixty-year tradition of growing cut flowers in the cutting garden and greenhouses for beautiful floral displays year-round. 

Managing Great Estates Lecture Series - English Country Estates in the Edwardian Era, by Curt DiCamillo

Examining the great houses of England like Highclere Castle (famous as the setting for Downton Abbey) during the Edwardian Age, this lecture looks at life both upstairs and downstairs. This is the fourth lecture of the Managing Great Estates lecture series, presented as part of Living Artfully: At Home with Marjorie Merriweather Post

Managing Great Estates Lecture Series - Gilded Age Newport: Society Stalwarts and their Staffers, by Charles J. Burns

The Breakers

Join Charles J. Burns, Associate Curator of the Preservation Society of Newport County for his account of life at Newport during the Gilded Age. This is the second lecture of the Managing Great Estates lecture series, presented as part of Living Artfully: At Home with Marjorie Merriweather Post.

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