The Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series

Hillwood Museum

This winter, immerse yourself in the stories of breathtaking gardens and extraordinary estates from the comfort of home.

Individual lecture pricing: $10, free for Hillwood members To enjoy members-only pricing, sign up for membership online or call 202.243.3939.


Livestream Documentary and Discussion | Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story
Thursday, February 4, 2021, 6:30-8 p.m.

Filmmakers Royal Kennedy Rodgers and Kathy McCampbell Vance will screen the documentary Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story, sharing the compelling but little-known story of Paul R. Williams before answering questions in real time.


Livestream Lecture | The Glory, Ruin, and Rebirth of Untermyer Gardens
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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.

Kara Newport, chief executive officer of Filoli Historic House & 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
Tuesday, February 25, 2021, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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.



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