Hello educational travelers and Happy Monday!

To kick things off this week, Jeff is sharing with you a lovely post on the beautiful Hillwood Estate. Enjoy!

An educational trip to Washington, D.C. may venture just five miles north of the White House to see the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Nestled in the rolling, forested hills of northwest Washington, D.C., the Hillwood Estate sits on the twenty-five acre estate of the late Marjorie Merriweather Post. Developed to house her important collections of Russian Imperial art, French decorative arts, costumes, textiles and jewelry and to interpret and present them for the enjoyment of the public. Hillwood perpetuates the legacy of Mrs. Post by sharing her contributions in the fields of American business leadership, women’s studies, progressive thought, political history, philanthropy, community and social involvement, and healthy lifestyles. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens is an important scholarly voice on Russian and Western European decorative arts and twentieth-century material culture benefiting any student tour of Washington, D.C.

Educational tours of Washington, D.C. which venture to Hillwood will see vast acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands. Marjorie Merriweather Post purchased the property in 1955 and soon decided her home would be a museum that would inspire and educate the public. It houses the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia and a distinguished eighteenth century French decorative art collection. Opened as a public institution in 1977, Hillwood’s allure of the exquisitely maintained mansion and gardens as well as the fascinating life of Marjorie Post will delight any student trip to Washington, D.C.

Until next time,