Explore icons created for the veneration of saints, elaborate chalices used for communion and vestments, chalice covers, altar cloths, and other religious textiles.
The Mansion that Became a Museum
"I want young Americans to see how someone lived in the twentieth century and how this person could collect works of art the way I have... I want to share this with the rest of the world."
—Marjorie Merriweather Post
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.