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2024099 Hillwood Museum exhibit and Lunch in DC

2024099 Hillwood Museum exhibit and Lunch in DC

Travel to France with Marjorie Merriweather Post

05/22/2024 Wednesday Trip # 2024099


Marjorie Merriweather Post's Paris with lunch at the Hillwood Estate


Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post was a dedicated Francophile, passionate about French culture, design, and artistry. A regular in Paris, she patronized iconic hotels; attended the theater, opera, and social events; and frequented art galleries, antique shops, haute couturiers, and luxury department stores. As with all aspects of her life, Post’s time in Paris was characterized by her signature style and grace. Experience the City of Light through Post’s eyes.  Lunch will be enjoyed at the Hillwood estate.

After lunch you will enjoy touring the gardens of the estate before returning home!!


***Pricing & Itinerary subject to change***


11:00 a.m. arrival, time for orientation film, restrooms, etc.
11:30 a.m. public docent-led mansion tour
12:30 p.m. public docent-led garden tour
1:30 p.m. lunch
6:00pm Approximate arrival back



Post in ParisLouis Vuitton travel trunks

Marjorie Post first visited Paris, France in 1900 as a young woman, attending the Exposition Universelle, or world’s fair, with her parents. With the international inventions and pavilions dedicated to textiles and fashion, the trip exposed Post to a wide array of collector’s items that would fascinate her for the rest of her life. She next visited France during the summer of 1904 with her father, C.W. Post, which is well documented in her scrapbooks. According to Post, “Paris is very gay and crowded.”

Post traveled to Europe on luxury liners and stayed in lavish accommodations including the Ritz Hotel, Hotel Claridge, and Hotel Raphael. She became a very important client of designer Louis Vuitton, ordering almost forty travelling trunks for all aspects of her wardrobe. Once in Paris, Post would spend days visiting her favorite retailers, including Callot Soeurs, House of Paquin, Gustave Beer, Thurn, and Madeleine et Madeleine for fashion; Van Cleef & Arpels and Joel Helft for jewelry;Acc. no. 48.42 Galerie d’Art Ancien and A La Vieille Russie for antiques and art; and Saint Gobain and Keller for modern luxuries. Marjorie Post’s Paris will highlight these purchases, presenting a treasure trove of French artistry and creativity through fashion, jewelry, luggage, portraiture, decorative arts, and more.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Audubon - SCUCS 537 West Nicholson Rd Audubon NJ 08106
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