News, Events, and Background Information
Hillwood is dedicated to enlightening and engaging visitors with an experience inspired by founder Marjorie Merriweather Post’s passion for beauty, gracious hospitality, and intent to share the history of her collections, gardens, and estate.
This page features news about the latest programs, acquisitions, and staff activities that are part of the vibrant and dynamic nature of Hillwood and background about its history and founding.
2016 News and Events
2015 News and Events
Haute Holidays, beginning Tuesday, November 24
Faberge Egg Family Festival, Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29
2014 News and Events
A Cartier Christmas at Hillwood, beginning November 25.
Hillwood opens new Russian Sacred Arts Gallery
Refurbished Staff Dining Room, a model of mid-century design, offers a view of staff life at Hillwood in the 1950s and 60s.
Hillwood acquires three items, ranging from 1873 to 1936, to add depth to the museum’s Russian imperial, Soviet-era, and research collections. Click here for the press release.
Celebrate Bastille Day at French Festival on Saturday, July 12
Celebrate spring with the Faberge Egg Family Festival on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, 2014
2013 News and Events
20th Century Jewelry and the Icons of Style lecture on Thursday, November 21, 2014
Gay Day, celebrating Marjorie Post's flawless style of living and entertaining, is Saturday, September 28
Hillwood Acquires Rare Piece of Tula Steel in memory of longtime curator Anne C. Odom (1935-2011), March 2013
2012 News and Events
Hillwood Appoints Judith Paska as New Director of Development, August 29, 2012
Hillwood extends closing date of Prêt-à-Papier to January 20, 2013
Fashion and design programs add perspective to the work of Isabelle de Borchgrave:
Nuit de la Mode, September 22, 2012
Gay Day, September 15, 2012