February with Hillwood: Virtual Programs
Enjoy winter with Hillwood while staying warm at home. Delight in beauty and inspiration through our virtual programs, digital offerings, and online museum shop.
Please note: Hillwood is temporarily closed as we complete a thorough cleaning of the collections that allows Hillwood to maintain the standards expected by our visitors. Thank you for your patience. We hope to see you soon! Learn more about Hillwood's reopening below.
Hillwood is excited to announce our safe reopening later this month. Beginning Tuesday, February 16, we invite members back to the museum and gardens with temporary visitation guidelines in place. Reservations are now available. We look forward to welcoming the broader community starting Tuesday, March 2.
We are excited to offer new programs virtually, bringing Hillwood to you. This month, enjoy virtual mansion tours, lectures, and a workshop. Learn more and register below!
Virtual Mansion Tour
Friday, February 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2021, 12-1 p.m.
Join a trained volunteer docent to learn about Marjorie Post, her rich collections, and how they are experienced today very much as they were in Post’s time. View photos, collection highlights, and archival images, while asking questions in real time.
Virtual Mansion Tour: Marjorie Post’s Collection at Hillwood Through the Prism of Black History
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 12-1 p.m.
This docent-led tour explores Post’s life and collections at Hillwood while weaving in select objects and stories through the prism of Black history. View photos, collection highlights, and archival images, while asking questions in real time.
Immerse yourself in the stories of beautiful gardens and graceful estates.
Livestream Lecture | The Glory, Ruin, and Rebirth of Untermyer Gardens
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This is the second program in the Great Homes and Gardens lecture series.
Stephen Byrns, founder and president of the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, explores the magnificent design of what was once called the most spectacular garden in America and the story of the garden’s founders, glory, ruin, and rebirth.
Livestream Lecture | Filoli: From Family Home to Cultural Center
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This is the third program in the Great Homes and Gardens lecture series.
Kara Newport, chief executive officer of Filoli Historic House and Garden, shares Filoli’s evolution from a 54,000-square-foot home built for entertaining to a vibrant cultural center for the Bay Area.
Livestream Lecture | Expanding the American Story
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This is the fourth and final program in the Great Homes and Gardens lecture series.
Brent Leggs, executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, explores crucial African American heritage sites that redefine our collective history and share the full American story for generations to come.
Floral Design How-To | Passionate Purples
Friday, February 12, 2021, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Rethink the traditional Valentine’s Day arrangement and create a romantic purple bouquet featuring lisianthus, stock, and more.
Virtual Girl Scout Program: In Fabergé's Workshop
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 4-4:45 p.m.
Enjoy a dynamic and engaging afternoon of Girl Scout fun from the comfort of home! Explore Hillwood’s sumptuous jewelry, glittering treasures, and magnificent art through playful activities and fun games, led by a trained museum educator via live video chat.
Virtual Girl Scout Program: Garden Journeys
Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 4-4:45 p.m.
Enjoy a dynamic and engaging afternoon of Girl Scout fun from the comfort of home! Participate in playful activities and design your own dream garden as you explore the beauty, tranquility, and whimsy of Hillwood’s Japanese-style garden and French parterre via live video chat, led by a trained museum educator.
Explore Hillwood from Home
Want even more Hillwood? Explore from home!
Continue to enjoy all Hillwood has to offer from the comfort of your own home through our comprehensive digital offerings. Delve into the online collection, video library, immersive mobile app, art projects and activities, and more! And, of course, follow Hillwood on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for daily museum and garden content.
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