Post Donates Hillwood to SI

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Hillwood, a 25-acre estate in northwest Washington, is deeded to the stewardship of the Smithsonian Institution by Marjorie Merriweather Post, its owner. Hillwood houses the finest collection of Imperial Russian art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to be found anywhere outside Russia.


  • Post, Marjorie Merriweather
  • Hillwood Museum and Gardens


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 153.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


January, 1969


  • Art
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Benefactors
  • Architecture
  • Gifts
  • Museums
  • Art, Russian
  • Buildings
  • Decorative arts

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