Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens–Great Homes and Gardens Series Lecture
February 27, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Homes and Gardens Series, 2024
FEBRUARY 27, 2024
Nestled in the hills of Northwest Washington, D.C., Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, welcomes visitors from around the world with its gracious hospitality. Escape into an oasis only five miles from downtown Washington and explore the pristine mansion, dine at Merriweather Café, and enjoy the beauty of the formal gardens.
Marjorie Post maintained strong ties to the eighteenth-century French decorating style that she developed in the 1920s, transferring much of this look to her new home at Hillwood in the mid-1950s. This did not keep her from updating her Georgian-style mansion with the most modern conveniences that money could buy. Journey through her final home to experience the elegant French drawing room, the efficient and “high-tech” kitchen and pantry, and the many personal touches that made Hillwood one of Washington’s most memorable homes.
Hillwood’s spectacular gardens capture the vision Marjorie Post conceived when building the estate in the 1950s. She designed the gardens to flower in the spring and fall, when she was in residence at Hillwood. Today, they offer something beautiful in every season.
You are invited to escape February’s dreariness and immerse yourself in the stories of extraordinary homes, lush gardens, and the people who brought them to life. Join us for our Great Homes and Gardens Series, 2024.
Architectural historian Victoria Kastner will join us on February 27, 2024, to speak about her new book, Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect, which provides the first in-depth look at the life of Hearst Castle’s pioneering woman architect.
In addition to working on San Simeon for twenty-eight years (1919-1947), Julia Morgan designed 700 additional projects throughout the west. In recognition of her many achievements, the American Institute of Architects recently chose Julia Morgan as the first female recipient of their highest honor, the Gold Medal. Ms. Kastner will reveal newly discovered information about Morgan’s inspiring private life, as well as chronicling her impressive career.