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Great Homes and Gardens Series

Great Homes and Gardens Series
Thursday, February 6, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (All day)

Escape Washington’s dreary February and immerse yourself the stories of extraordinary homes, lush gardens, and the people who brought them to life.

  • Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series  with image of Hillwood's gardens
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Erik Kvalsvik

Upcoming events

This is the first program in the Great Homes and Gardens lecture series. Explore the legendary home of designer Tony Duquette, Dawnridge. Located in Beverly Hills, it is one of the most creatively designed private homes in America. Built in 1949 by Duquette and his wife, Elizabeth, the original structure was a modest thirty foot-square box. This...
Thursday 6 February - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-22

$22
$12 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This is the second program in the Great Homes and Gardens lecture series. Originally comprising vast areas of the North Shores of Long Island, the Gold Coast was a favorite retreat of the rich and famous, including Hillwood’s founder, Marjorie Merriweather Post. Beginning around the turn of the century and through the 1920s, the North Shore was...
Tuesday 11 February - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-22

$22
$12 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This is the third program in the Great Homes and Gardens lecture series. One of America’s first female self-made millionaires, Madam C.J. Walker, built Villa Lewaro, an extraordinary Italianate mansion in the Hudson River Valley. Born the daughter of formerly enslaved people in 1867, Walker built an empire of beauty and hair products specially...
Tuesday 18 February - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-22

$22
$12 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This is the fourth and final program in the Great Homes and Gardens lecture series. Throughout his illustrious career, Timothy Corrigan has established a look that is layered and detailed, while being suitable for the way people live today. Corrigan will share images from his new book, The New Elegance: Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today which...
Tuesday 25 February - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-22

$22
$12 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks