The Gardens and Collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post
Learn On Location Tour: WEDNESDAY, 6 MAY 2015
This spring tour takes us to the fascinating Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens bordering on Rock Creek Park in Washington DC. As the 25-acre former residence of Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post Cereal fortune, Hillwood is famous for its creative garden rooms and its decorative arts collection showcasing 18th and 19th Century French art and art treasures from Imperial Russia.
Featured on our tour will be “Splendor and Surprise,” an exhibition dedicated to all manner of containers from contemporary objects d’art to resplendent antique vessels in silver and gold. All of these items will be on display in the Dacha, the Russian country house, built on the mansion grounds by Marjorie to represent a nostalgic view of Russian culture from her years of living in Russia as the United States Ambassador’s wife.
We will view a video of Hillwood on the coach as we travel and learn more about Ms. Post from instructor Peg Mauzy. Once at the estate, we will enjoy a tour of the garden, followed by lunch at the Hillwood Café (included). A tour of the mansion will follow lunch. We hope to have time to allow for exploration on your own and a visit to the museum store. From her Cartier jewelry, her Faberge items to her outstanding gardens, Marjorie’s Hillwood is filled with a beauty that will astound you.
ILR475 The Gardens and Collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post – Hillwood Estate and Museum – with Peg Mauzy
4 digit #: 8275
Wednesday, May 6
Coach departs FCC Conference Center at 8:00 am returning at about 6:00 pm
Registrations must be received by April 29.
Fee: $129 Tuition: $30 Total: $159 (includes lunch)
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only: $129