French drawing room at Hillwood


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Crêpe Day: Celebrate La Chandeleur!

golden crepes covered in powdered sugar.La Chandeleur, also known as Crêpe Day, marks the halfway point between winter and spring.

In France, families celebrate by eating crêpes, which are round and golden like the springtime sun. 

Please note that this program is now sold out.

We invite families to celebrate this holiday in festive French fashion amidst Hillwood's magnificent setting and exquisite French treasures

  • Snack on a tasty treat of sweet crêpes (2 per person)
  • Hear tales inspired by classic French La Fontaine fables as told by storyteller Diane Macklin
  • Decorate a plastic plate with fanciful designs and flourishes inspired by Hillwood's French Sèvres porcelain
  • Enjoy docent-led gallery talks in the mansion's French drawing room


10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Explore Hillwood 

  • Crêpes (2 per person) | C.W. Post Center | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Storytelling (20-minute performance) | Visitor Center Theater | 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Art Project & Hands-on Activities | Visitor Center Conservatory | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Gallery Talks (15-minute talk) | Mansion: French Drawing Room | 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Explore the mansion, gardens, and greenhouse  | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Merriweather Café is open for counter service | 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Pick up a memento of your visit in the Museum Shop | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

See our visitor guidelines for information about how we are following the latest local and national guidance.

Limited space available; advanced registration is required.


Young boy with light brown hair and blue eyes enjoying fluffy crepes
Young girl wearing pink sweatshirt and tutu designing their own plate
Plate decorating activity example inspired by Hillwood's French  Sèvres porcelain
Young girl with light brown hair smiling while holding crepe in right hand