Virtual Mansion Tours | Digital Library
While in-person tours are not available at this time, Hillwood is happy to offer a new digital library of virtual tours of the mansion. Marjorie Merriweather Post purchased Hillwood with the intent to leave it as a museum that would inspire and educate the public, and we are so excited to bring the mansion to you. Led by seasoned volunteer docents, the tour recordings feature room views, collection highlights, and archival images.
Docent: Vee Smith
Theme: This docent-led tour explores Marjorie Post's life and collection at Hillwood and weaves in select objects and stories as seen through the prism of Black history.
Docent: Mary Slimp
Theme: This docent-led tour explores the style and substance of Hillwood founder Marjorie Post, following her trajectory from young society matron to established collector.
Docent: Nina Gradia
Theme: This docent-led tour explores Marjorie Post's collecting journey, resulting in a magnificent display of French and Russian objects on view at Hillwood.
Docent: Wilhelmina Irshad
Theme: This docent-led tour explores the accomplished 18th- and 19th-century women collectors, art commissioners, and artists of decorative arts represented in Hillwood's collection.
Docent: Eleanor Gease
Theme: This docent-led tour takes a closer look at the steel-trap minds behind a veil of femininity and explores Hillwood's collection through the lens of women's history.
Docent: Janice Brambilla
Theme: This docent-led tour explores Marjorie Post's artful lifestyle while living at Hillwood and examines select objects from her vast collection of 18th-century French decorative arts and imperial Russian art.
Docent: Didi DiVirgilio
Theme: This docent-led tour explores how people in the past used imagination and invention to create and use art objects, and how Marjorie Post used her gifts of imagination and invention to create Hillwood.
Docent: Jan McKelvey
Theme: This docent-led tour offers a window into history and explores Marjorie Post's role as a decorative art collector, accomplished businesswoman, and generous philanthropist, all against the backdrop of Hillwood's beautiful collection.