Sunday, November 9, 2008

Saturday Morning in D.C.- Hillwood Museum

Entrance of Hillwood Museum in Washington D.C. decorated for fall. This museum was the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the heir to the Post cereal fortune. Post was the third of her four husbands, This is the home where the actress Dina Merrill and her sister grew up since Marjorie Merriweather Post was their mother. The actress Glen Close is a figure in this home's history since Marjorie's first husband was a Close.

Gene who golfs checked out the lovely putting green.

See the awnings on the second floor windows. Behind these very windows was Majorie Merriweather Post's very private and plush bedroom suite. In this photo Gene is snapping a photo of the formal walled garden while Jack checks out the angel fountains.

An Adirondack Cottage brought from a Post estate in New York state to this estate.

Lovely things to view everywhere.
The Dacha Building in the Russian style that houses traveling exhibits for the Hillwood Museum.
Poster for current exhibit on propaganda on Russian porcelains of the second half of the 20'th century.
A little outdoor light in the French Empire style.

The great trees in the gardens were at their very peak of fall color.
Sandra and Yours Truly posing by the Japanese bridge in the Japanese garden at Hillwood.
Note: I can't possibly do justice to this over the top museum that has the best collection of Russian porcelains, art objects, church relics and oil paintings outside of Russia. If you are interested in seeing more info on this museum go to this website for Hillwood:


The Texican said...

Looks like a lovely time of year to be travelling in your neck of the woods. The Madison post was most educational. Gald you came by. Pappy

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Looks like everyone had a great time and also looks like you kept your house guest busy sight seeing.

Linda Reeder said...

I can't get past the garden, let alone what's inside!

fishing guy said...

Joann: What a neat look at your visit with your friends.