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Online Family Program: Winter Adventure with the Snow Maiden

Embark on a magical winter adventure from the comfort of your own home! Join Natasha Mirny, performer and teaching artist, for an immersive storytelling experience that invites children to become part of the story through movement, music, and active participation.

This interactive story brings to life the enchanting tale of the Snow Maiden and Grandfather Frost, magical characters from Russian folklore, while exploring treasures from Hillwood’s art collection, including the magnificent painting, A Boyar Wedding Feast.  

Have a scarf, bandana, or other piece of material nearby as a prop to participate in the story.

Suggested for children ages eight and under with their grownups, but all ages are welcome.  

For more fun from home, try making your own Snow Maiden hat! The Snow Maiden wears a traditional Russian headdress, called a kokoshnik.

Follow these instructions to create and decorate your own kokoshnik to wear: Kokoshnik Art Project.

Check out the Explore Hillwood from Home page to find more art projects, coloring pages, and games to enjoy as a family!

This family program is presented live online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered participants prior to the program. To get started, please download Zoom on your chosen device and explore the Frequently Asked Questions


Hillwood’s youth and family programs are supported by a grant from the Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation. This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. All exhibitions and programs are funded in part by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts through the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program.

  • Hillwood in winter
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Erik Kvalsvik
  • Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Erik Kvalsvik