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Romancing the Stone Silent Auction

The centerpiece of Hillwood's Valentine's celebration each year is always the beautiful silent auction. This highly curated auction includes fabulous items and unique experiences that will delight guests at Hillwood’s annual fundraising benefit on February 13, 2020. 

The 2020 silent auction promises to continue the splendid tradition of Hillwood auctions. During Romancing the Stone – Hillwood’s opening night benefit for the new exhibition Natural Beauties – guests will have the opportunity to bid on a range of auction items from behind-the-scenes tours to private dinners to luxury vacation opportunities to unique packages and more. 

Proceeds from the event will support work to delight and engage visitors with an experience inspired by the life of founder Marjorie Merriweather Post and her passion for excellence, gracious hospitality, art, history, and gardens.

To receive text alerts about the auction during the event, please text “HillwoodAuction” to 41411.

Auction Highlights:

  • Cruise for Two on the Sea Cloud in the Caribbean 2021
  • One Week Stay at Designer Timothy Corrigan’s Paris Apartment 
  • Dessert Reception for 20
  • Cocktails and Dinner for Eight at Tony Duquette’s Legendary Dawnridge Estate in Beverly Hills
  • Opening Night Theater Tickets
  • Winter Beach Getaway in Stone Harbor
  • Flower Arranging Workshop at Hillwood
  • Curated Package from Designer Charlotte Moss
  • One Week Stay in a Beautiful Villa in St Rémy de Provence
  • Dinner at The Inn at Little Washington with Car Service
  • Wine from California
  • Autographed Bat from Adam Eaton of the Washington Nationals
  • One Week Stay at “Kendall Camp Getaway” on Wisp Mountain in Maryland
  • Antique Gold and Carved Lapis Pendant

The Romancing the Stone auction will take place from 7-9:15 p.m. on February 13, 2020.  

Contact Allison Kingery at 202.243.3974 or akingery@hillwoodmuseum.org for more information. 

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for Romancing the Stone are available and can be purchased by clicking here.

Auction Donors
American Plant • Arena Stage • Paul Ashe • Tony Cammarota • Capital Laser & Skin Care • Timothy Corrigan • CyndyEsty.com • Design Cuisine • Doyle • Embassy of Argentina • Embassy of Bulgaria • Embassy of the Czech Republic • Embassy of the Principality Liechtenstein • Fairmont Washington, DC, Georgetown • Founding Farmers • Benedict J. Hastings • Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens • The Inn at Little Washington • Bill Johnson • The Kennedy Center • La Ferme • Albert Lee • Monumental Sports • Charlotte Moss • Marcia Nirenstein • Dr. and Mrs. Michael Notarianni • Edward Perlman and John Coates • The Public Theater • Paul du Quenoy, PhD • Bill and Donna Roberts • Sea Cloud Cruises • Ned Shannon and Frank Mermoud • Dr. Nickolai Talanin • Tiffany & Co. • Total Wine & More • Marilyn and Rod Uveges • The Washington Ballet • Washington Nationals • Douglas Reid Weimer, Esq. • Hutton Wilkinson • Allan Woods

  • Hillwood Valentine's event auction
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Valerie Brown
  • Hillwood Valentine's event auction
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Valerie Brown
  • Hillwood Valentine's event auction
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Valerie Brown
  • Hillwood Valentine's event auction
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Valerie Brown