La Chandeleur, also known as Crêpe Day, marks the halfway point between winter and spring. In France, families celebrate by eating crêpes, which are round and golden like the springtime sun.
- Snack on a tasty treat of sweet crêpes.
- Hear classic French tales inspired by scenes from La Fontaine fables that are pictured on tapestries covering chairs from France displayed in the mansion.
- Explore Hillwood's French treasures through interactive, docent-led, family-friendly gallery talks and a printed activity guide.
- Decorate a plate with fanciful designs and flourishes inspired by Hillwood's French Sèvres porcelain.
Schedule of Activities
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Art Workshop: Decorate a Plate
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Storytelling: Fables of La Fontaine
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Family Gallery Talk in English
11 a.m., 3 p.m.
Family Gallery Talk en Français