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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Wednesday, May 29, 7:00am5:30pm
Adults $139
Part of the Virginia Journeys category.
Part of the program.

**This travel program is sold out. If you are interested in being placed on a wait list, please call Cathy Boe at (804) 342-9657 or email her at cathy@VirginiaHistory.org.**

View of Hillwood © Maxwell MacKenzie 2014 (Image courtesy Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens)

Nestled in the hills of Northwest Washington, D.C., Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens presents in its stunning original setting the extraordinary life and legacy of Marjorie Merriweather Post.

Born in 1887 in Springfield, Illinois, Marjorie Merriweather Post was the only child of Ella Merriweather Post and Charles William (C.W.) Post, who founded the Post cereal empire. With her father’s entrepreneurial spirit as inspiration, Marjorie embraced her mid-Western work ethic to become one of America’s most successful businesswomen. When both of Marjorie’s parents died in the 1910s, she became, at the age of 27, the owner of the $20 million cereal company that would later become the General Foods Corporation.

Dining Room at Hillwood (Image courtesy Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens)Post bought Hillwood in 1955 and soon decided her home would be a museum that would inspire and educate the public. Her estate endowed the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished eighteenth-century French decorative art collection, and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands for all to enjoy.

Japanese-style garden at Hillwood © Maxwell MacKenzie 2014 (Image courtesy Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens)Virginia Journeys is a member-only travel program.

The reservation fee includes transportation, admission fees, lunch, and snacks and beverages while in transit.

The reservation fee is nonrefundable. Cancelled reservations may be eligible for a charitable contribution tax deduction and will be receipted.

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This book documents more than seventy-five years of research and preservation work by The Garden Club of Virginia at numerous historic sites across the Old Dominion.
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