Hillwood Estate Tour & Afternoon Tea
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Tour: 1:30 p.m. Tea: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Hillwood Estate & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC.
Includes docent lead tour of museum, entrance to the formal gardens to view, and Afternoon tea. Afternoon tea includes an assortment of three savory finger sandwiches and a variety of sweets including cinnamon macaroons, apple tarts and more. Each guest receives their own pot of tea from a selection of Harney & Sons wrapped sachet teas.
Founded by American collector and heiress to the Post cereal empire Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is one of the premier art collector's museums in the United States. The museum features the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia and a world-renowned collection of eighteenth-century French decorative art and furnishings. The collection includes Fabergé eggs, Russian porcelain, Russian Orthodox icons, Beauvais tapestries, and Sèvres porcelain. Encircled by woodlands, the twenty-five acre estate provides visitors a tranquil oasis of luscious formal gardens. March is the perfect month to see the Orchids in the Gardens blooming!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-477-1218 by March 1, 2012. Checks may be made payable to SUAA/SU Foundation or call for credit card payment.
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